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Specialty chocolate candy, like other categories of gourmet foods, offers special opportunities as well as special challenges to Center Store managers.It can make the store a destination, but that takes a lot of work. It means the merchandise must turn frequently and, therefore, must be kept fresh. With high truffle prices, this isn't going to happen everywhere."We carry very little in a few stores,"

Specialty chocolate candy, like other categories of gourmet foods, offers special opportunities as well as special challenges to Center Store managers.

It can make the store a destination, but that takes a lot of work. It means the merchandise must turn frequently and, therefore, must be kept fresh. With high truffle prices, this isn't going to happen everywhere.

"We carry very little in a few stores," said Ross Nixon, executive vice president and chief operating officer for D

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