PRICE CHOPPER CHOPPING OUT OUT-OF-STOCKS, STOKING SALES

SCHENECTADY, N.Y. -- Having store associates respond more quickly to out-of-stocks on its shelves, part of an in-stock initiative recently rolled out chainwide, has helped Price Chopper Supermarkets here reduce out-of-stock levels by 23% in participating stores.The aggressive 93-store rollout of Price Chopper's in-stock initiative followed a six-month study conducted in one store from April to October

SCHENECTADY, N.Y. -- Having store associates respond more quickly to out-of-stocks on its shelves, part of an in-stock initiative recently rolled out chainwide, has helped Price Chopper Supermarkets here reduce out-of-stock levels by 23% in participating stores.

The aggressive 93-store rollout of Price Chopper's in-stock initiative followed a six-month study conducted in one store from April to October 1996. The first two stores went live following the study's completion in October; t

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