HANNAFORD TO TEST SYSTEM FOR OPTIMAL ORDER SIZES

SCARBOROUGH, Maine -- Beginning next month, Hannaford Bros. here will test a personal computer-based system that helps analyze minimum optimal ordering quantities in dry grocery. This information will be fed into the retailer's buying system to determine minimum pallet ordering configurations.If the system proves to be effective, Hannaford will be able to determine if it's receiving orders in the

SCARBOROUGH, Maine -- Beginning next month, Hannaford Bros. here will test a personal computer-based system that helps analyze minimum optimal ordering quantities in dry grocery. This information will be fed into the retailer's buying system to determine minimum pallet ordering configurations.

If the system proves to be effective, Hannaford will be able to determine if it's receiving orders in the configuration that maximizes warehouse productivity and minimizes handling costs.

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