While the imminent ban on chlorofluorocarbons has prompted many distributors to implement conversion programs to new-generation coolants, others are still waiting in the wings before making changes. Gooding's Supermarkets, Altamonte Springs, Fla., for instance, has no immediate plans to begin testing hydrofluorocarbons except in a small number of freezer cases. "I would sooner let everybody else [test the HFCs] and sit back until the smoke clears," said Jim St. Charles, vice president of ...

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