AFFILIATED FOOD STORES SHIFTING TO NEW PURCHASING SYSTEM

TULSA, Okla. -- Affiliated Food Stores here has moved 20% of its suppliers onto a new purchasing and inventory system, with the balance expected on line by the beginning of the second quarter of 1997.Affiliated's goal is to achieve a 10% reduction in inventory within six months of bringing all suppliers on board, said Robert Rippley, president and chief executive officer."This purchasing system orders

TULSA, Okla. -- Affiliated Food Stores here has moved 20% of its suppliers onto a new purchasing and inventory system, with the balance expected on line by the beginning of the second quarter of 1997.

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