BURLINGTON, Wash. -- A leased department has replaced Thrifty Foods' own chicken program at the chain's 70,000-square-foot Food Pavilion operation here. se "we just weren't proud of it," said Jim McDevitt, director of perishables. Thrifty Foods entered into a lease agreement with Aunt Polly's Picnic, a young company that used to operate free-standing retail units under the trade name of Capons in western Washington. Capons units were direct competitors with national chicken giants Boston ...

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