BERKELEY, Calif. -- The emphasis on specialty foods at Andronico's Markets here is a harbinger of the shape of things to come in Center Store. As reported in SN, Allan Noddle, president and CEO of Ahold, USA, Atlanta, has called specialty and natural foods the "next big boom area." In a similar vein, Dave Buck, store director of the Andronico's unit on Shattuck Avenue in Berkeley, Calif., notes that specialty items are becoming part of his chain's standard selection in response to consumer ...

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