TOPS CROSS-DOCKING DEPOT GENERATES HEATED DEBATE

BUFFALO, N.Y. -- The much anticipated cross-docking facility under construction by Tops Markets here is pushing hot buttons among distributors seeking to cut costs and labor unions fearing large job losses.The 880,000-square-foot center in Lancaster, N.Y., will include about 150 dock doors on three sides of the building and facilitate what could be the highest volume cross-docking operation in the

BUFFALO, N.Y. -- The much anticipated cross-docking facility under construction by Tops Markets here is pushing hot buttons among distributors seeking to cut costs and labor unions fearing large job losses.

The 880,000-square-foot center in Lancaster, N.Y., will include about 150 dock doors on three sides of the building and facilitate what could be the highest volume cross-docking operation in the industry. Pallets will be marked with bar codes, scanned as they are unloaded from supp

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