SAINSBURY PLANS DC FOR HOME-SHOPPING PROGRAM

LONDON -- J. Sainsbury plc here is opening an 80,000-square-foot dedicated distribution center to service England's burgeoning home-shopping market."We hope to have it up and running by early 2000," said Sainsbury spokeswoman Tammy Phillips.The move to the dedicated warehouse model marks a change in the retailer's home-shopping strategy, which has been to pick items from the store shelves. Other home-shopping

LONDON -- J. Sainsbury plc here is opening an 80,000-square-foot dedicated distribution center to service England's burgeoning home-shopping market.

"We hope to have it up and running by early 2000," said Sainsbury spokeswoman Tammy Phillips.

The move to the dedicated warehouse model marks a change in the retailer's home-shopping strategy, which has been to pick items from the store shelves. Other home-shopping services, such as Peapod, Skokie, Ill., have been moving toward

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