RESISTANCE IS FUTILE in the summertime produce department. Pyramids of white stone fruit, bins of striped melons and clusters of tomatoes on the vine beg to be purchased. Consumers aren't alone in their love of fresh summer fruits and vegetables; retailers love them too, for summer is a time when sales easily top $500 million a week, according to the Perishables Group. “Soon, we'll be getting peaches, nectarines, plums and all those great varieties that have been coming out these past few ...

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