KROGER SEEN INTEGRATING NONFOOD OPERATIONS

CINCINNATI -- Kroger Co. will consolidate its nonfood buying and merchandising operations at its corporate headquarters here, according to industry observers.The move, which breaks with the chain's tradition of decentralized operations throughout Kroger marketing areas, is expected to have a significant effect on the company's operations and bottom line.Under the new arrangement, purchase prices,

CINCINNATI -- Kroger Co. will consolidate its nonfood buying and merchandising operations at its corporate headquarters here, according to industry observers.

The move, which breaks with the chain's tradition of decentralized operations throughout Kroger marketing areas, is expected to have a significant effect on the company's operations and bottom line.

Under the new arrangement, purchase prices, slotting allowances and promotional fees for all general merchandise and health

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