FDI REPORTS ON WAREHOUSING COSTS

MIAMI -- Distribution centers are reporting increases in costs when viewed as a percentage of sales, but when calculated on a per-case basis, costs have decreased slightly, according to an industry study.A study of distribution centers revealed a jump in costs from 2.38% last year to 2.49% of total sales in 1996.Cost per case, meanwhile, declined from 43 cents in 1995 to 40 cents per case this year,

MIAMI -- Distribution centers are reporting increases in costs when viewed as a percentage of sales, but when calculated on a per-case basis, costs have decreased slightly, according to an industry study.

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