PUYALLUP, Wash. -- Fred Meyer Inc. has expanded its banana-ripening capacity by nearly half by adding 10 ripening rooms at a newly opened distribution center here. irm that developed the ripening rooms for the chain. The new distribution center was designed to complement Portland, Ore.-based Fred Meyer's main distribution facility in Clackamas, Ore., said sources at the company. The new facility, which is now fully operational, supplies Fred Meyer stores in the Puget Sound area and Alaska. ...

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