CHEVRON HITS THE BRAKES ON DRIVE FOR MEALS CHAIN

SAN FRANCISCO -- Chevron Corp. here has completed its experiment with the prepared-foods business intrigued, but unwilling to develop its Foodini's Fresh Meal Market concept any further as a stand-alone segment. The giant petroleum retailer is in the process of dismantling the meal-replacement venue at each of the five prototype stores in California and Arizona.Officials said the company was discouraged

SAN FRANCISCO -- Chevron Corp. here has completed its experiment with the prepared-foods business intrigued, but unwilling to develop its Foodini's Fresh Meal Market concept any further as a stand-alone segment. The giant petroleum retailer is in the process of dismantling the meal-replacement venue at each of the five prototype stores in California and Arizona.

Officials said the company was discouraged by the need to "make more of a long-term investment" to propel the idea to perman

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