KANSAS CITY, Kan. -- Valu Merchandisers, the nonfood subsidiary of Associated Wholesale Grocers here, plans to expand its kitchen shop format to 10 more retailers, said Dick Swain, the company's executive vice president. The store-within-a-store format, called Chef's Table, was first introduced last October to three stores. Swain reported the 40- to 120-foot sections are doing well. "We're also moving forward with more upscale items that are priced halfway between department stores and ...

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