PORTLAND, Ore. -- Fred Meyer Inc. is about to roll out its Pet Center concept, which the chain began testing here last March. The retailer will open its 12th 2,000- to 3,000-square-foot pet section by the end of the year, with 13 more pet centers slated for larger units next year, confirmed Rob Boley, a spokesman for the chain. "Sales have been very strong. We're very happy with the results, happy enough to go from testing a few stores to rolling it out to other locations," said Boley. ...

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