Chicken that has been chilled to above 26 degrees Fahrenheit would be labeled as "fresh" under a plan approved last week by the Senate Agriculture Appropriations Subcommittee. The compromise, negotiated by the California Poultry Industry Federation and the National Broiler Council, would eliminate the labels "hard-chilled" or "previously hard-chilled" for products 26 degrees and below, and use of the "fresh" label for this category of product would be prohibited.
id last week that Senior Vice President of Finance David B. Sykes will retire after 41 years with the company. Sykes, who also serves as secretary and treasurer and is a member of the board of directors, will assist Giant during a transition period. The company reported that it will immediately begin a search for a successor. Sykes previously held various positions in the company, including controller, vice president, and assistant secretary.
After a 46% square-footage increase last year, Quality Food Centers, Bellevue, Wash., remains expansion-focused. A 66,000-square-foot store, replacing a 31,000-square-foot unit, is slated to open in late summer, and a 45,000-square-foot store under construction is planned to open in late 1996 or early 1997, the 62-unit chain reported. A 41,000-square-foot store opened in March, replacing a 14,000-square-foot unit, and more remodels are under way.