ELMWOOD PARK, N.J. - Fresh-focused retailers are gaining appeal not just because of their lush and plentiful fruit and vegetable offerings but their eclectic Center Store assortment, industry watcher Bill Bishop said. The president of consulting firm Willard Bishop uses the term "fresh format" to describe such retailers, which include natural, ethnic and independent stores like The Fresh Market, H.E. Butt Grocery's Central Market, Whole Foods, Giant Eagle's new Market District format, and ...

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