MINNEAPOLIS -- Nash Finch Co.'s food court experiment in a South Dakota Econo Foods has jammed the store with hungry customers -- and enough sales to encourage the wholesaler, based here, to consider replicating the experiment elsewhere. Since the installation of the prototype food-service operation was completed in late July, the fresh meal sector business has jumped 25% in the store, according to Dave Johnson, store manager at Watertown Econo Foods. "We have a constant flow of people who ...

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