CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- As many supermarket retailers consider overhauling their meat departments to accommodate case-ready product lines, the time could also be ripe to standardize and fine-tune accounting practices to get a clear picture of profitability and loss in those departments. An executive with Harris Teeter Stores who served as moderator of a panel on meat department management and profitability at the Annual Meat Conference here acknowledged the transition will be full of hurdles. ...

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