COMPTON, Calif. -- Ralphs Grocery Co. and Food 4 Less Warehouse Stores, both here, are under fire from produce trade associations and their membership, after the chains' fruit and vegetable suppliers received a notice setting forth fee schedules to assist in the opening of a new warehouse and conversion of acquired stores. In the letter, Ralphs and Food 4 Less, both owned by Kroger Co., Cincinnati, instructed their vendors to elect one of three options regarding their contribution to Ralphs ...
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