Target to Self-Distribute Perishables Within 5 Years

Target Corp. expects to handle perishables distribution completely on its own "within a timeframe earlier than four or five years," Gregg Steinhafel, president, told analysts yesterday.

MINNEAPOLIS — Target Corp. here expects to handle perishables distribution completely on its own "within a timeframe earlier than four or five years," Gregg Steinhafel, president, told analysts yesterday. Until then, he said, "we will have a hybrid network for the foreseeable future where we are dependent on our own facilities and on Supervalu and other wholesalers." He reiterated plans for the company to convert a Supervalu facility in Lake City, Fla., to a Target-owned semi-automated dedica

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