Food-safety concerns and the still-growing value-added category are reconfiguring the shape and structure of fixtures in produce departments as never before. Retailers said in interviews with SN that those dual pressures are prompting them to buy equipment with features like solid refrigeration systems and flexible display space. Bruce Peterson, vice president of produce merchandising at Wal-Mart Supercenters, Bentonville, Ark., for instance, said emphases on space, department layout and ...

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