CARLISLE, Pa. -- Giant Food Stores here became the first unit of Ahold USA to announce a companywide initiative to improve the quality of California-sourced stonefruit during the high-volume, high-demand summer months. The program, dubbed "Orchard Perfect," emphasizes more sophisticated temperature management throughout the packing and distribution phase, as well as better handling during shipping and storage. Store managers and associates have also received new training to maintain quality ...

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