HOUSTON -- Officials at Rice Food Markets here say the produce and meat departments in their Grocery World format stores have been pulling in above-average sales numbers. Company officials told SN the overall results so far have them convinced the format is poised for an aggressive future. "Our sales are meeting and exceeding our expectations," said Gary Friedlander, company president. "We are going to continue expanding." The company now operates four Grocery World units, each converted ...

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