PHOENIX -- Since putting meat into its promotional spotlight two years ago, Abco Foods here has increased the department's dollar and volume sales and has boosted total store traffic. So said Edward G. Hill, president of the 72-store chain, and keynote speaker at the National Grocers Association/National-American Wholesale Grocers' Association annual Meat Operations Conference here last month. "We really do believe in our company that 'meat is the main attraction,' " said Hill, referring ...

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