COMPTON, Calif. -- Ralphs Grocery Co. here promoted what it called its "wide selection" of pears in a full-page, full-color advertisement. rom a Wide Selection," read a smaller headline. The item-price feature of the promotion was 3 pounds of Bartletts for $1. Besides the Bartletts, Bosc pears retailed for 39 cents a pound, and five more-exotic varieties were 59 cents per pound for the promotion. The full-color ad included illustrations and descriptions of Bartletts, Red Pears, Winter ...

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