FEROLD AREND: Our New Iberia, Louisiana, store fields a cheer-leading squad called the Shrinkettes. Their cheers dealmostly with, what else cutting shrinkage: "WHAT DO YOU DO ABOUT SHRINKAGE CRUSH IT! LORETTA BOSS PARKER, PERSONAL SECRETARY FOR TWENTY-FIVE YEARS: 日本电影院-日本?亚洲?国产?中文字幕 They marched in like a military delegation, and in the front of the store asked me, just as cold as theycould be, 'Where is Mr. Walton' They marched on back to Sam's office without a word. We're not just looking for merchandising ideas from our associates. Our latest effort is a program calledYes We Can, Sam!which, by the way, I did not name. Again, we invite hourly associates who havecome up with money-saving ideas to attend our Saturday morning meeting. So far, we figure we've savedabout $8 million a year off these ideas. And most of them are just common-sense kinds of things thatnobody picks up on when we're all thinking about how big we are. They're the kinds of things that comefrom thinking small. One of my favorites came from an hourly associate in our traffic department who gotto wondering why we were shipping all the fixtures we bought for our warehouses by common carrierwhen we own the largest private fleet of trucks in America. She figured out a program to backhaul thosethings on our own trucks and saved us over a half million dollars right there. So we brought her in,recognized her good thinking, and gave her a cash award. When you consider that there are 400,000 ofus, it's obvious that there are more than a few good ideas out there waiting to be plucked.