CUTTING EDGE

Easier, faster, more efficient -- and smaller. Those are the attributes retailers look for when they shop for new production and merchandising fixtures, according to officials with equipment companies that supply supermarkets with everything from scales and knives to merchandisers and ovens.Manufacturer sources said some supermarkets are reducing the size of the deli department's footprint without

Easier, faster, more efficient -- and smaller. Those are the attributes retailers look for when they shop for new production and merchandising fixtures, according to officials with equipment companies that supply supermarkets with everything from scales and knives to merchandisers and ovens.

Manufacturer sources said some supermarkets are reducing the size of the deli department's footprint without necessarily removing stockkeeping units. The trend is building the department up with c

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