COMPTON, Calif. -- Ralphs Grocery Co. here has adopted standardized coding for its bulk produce after holding off making the move for some time.
"We thought the benefits would improve price integrity, front-end management and produce shrink," said Kerry Hodges, vice president of produce and floral for the 174-unit chain.
Ralphs made the changeover Jan. 12. "At this point, it's gone very smoothly from the results we've seen," Hodges said.
Hodges said support from top ma