SECTION-OF-THE-MONTH PROGRAM BOOSTS ACME OF VIRGINIA SALES

NORTH TAZEWELL, Va. -- Acme Markets of Virginia here is boosting sales in the dry grocery aisles with a program designed to routinely shake up the product mix, category by category.The 11-store operator has instituted a program called "Section of the Month" under which a grocery category is scrutinized each month to root out slow movers and put in new items."It's like doing a whole store set a category

NORTH TAZEWELL, Va. -- Acme Markets of Virginia here is boosting sales in the dry grocery aisles with a program designed to routinely shake up the product mix, category by category.

The 11-store operator has instituted a program called "Section of the Month" under which a grocery category is scrutinized each month to root out slow movers and put in new items.

"It's like doing a whole store set a category at a time," said Bob Downum, chief operating officer.

The progr

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