HUGHES SET TO EXPAND CONSIGNMENT BUYING TEST

IRWINDALE, Calif. -- Hughes Family Markets here this week plans to expand a test program involving consignment buying following a six-week trial with two direct-store-delivery vendors.Hughes began testing consignment buying at two stores in mid-October in an arrangement with Dreyer's Grand Ice Cream, Oakland, Calif., and an unidentified packaged goods manufacturer, said Mike Shultz, senior vice president

IRWINDALE, Calif. -- Hughes Family Markets here this week plans to expand a test program involving consignment buying following a six-week trial with two direct-store-delivery vendors.

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