CHICAGO -- The cost of cooling rises with each passing day that retailers delay conversion to non-chlorofluorocarbon gases in refrigerated store cases, retailers say. Declining prices of non-CFC gases and the rapidly-approaching cutoff date for CFC production are forcing retailers to consider more seriously converting their systems to coolant alternatives. "There's no reason not to convert," said Richard Oas, director of facilities engineering for Safeway, Oakland, Calif. "The refrigerants ...

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