SEATTLE -- Larry's Markets here is switching from self-service to service-only cheese departments in all its stores. The reason is simple. The trend-setting independent has found that it sells more cheese that way, a local observer said. A service cheese island launched at a replacement store last summer was such a success the program was put into two other units shortly afterward. Now total cheese sales are up by double-digit percentages over the same period a year ago. While officials ...
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