HOUSTON -- Gerland's Food Fair here is testing a perishables format it inherited when it bought back a store it had previously sold. Kevin Doris, president and chief executive officer of the 16-unit chain, told SN Gerland's will limit the format to the single store for at least six months to a year to evaluate it before deciding whether to expand the perishables concept to additional stores. However, initial results are good, he said, with sales up 30% to 35% since the store reopened at ...

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