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More than ever a star in the store, the retail produce business these days is also grappling with growing pains.ilers and wholesalers named food safety and in-store labor as among the most acute pressure points -- and both, it could be argued, are by-products of the industry's expansion.As one produce decision maker from Missouri put it, "Produce has become a complicated business," with interrelated

More than ever a star in the store, the retail produce business these days is also grappling with growing pains.

ilers and wholesalers named food safety and in-store labor as among the most acute pressure points -- and both, it could be argued, are by-products of the industry's expansion.

As one produce decision maker from Missouri put it, "Produce has become a complicated business," with interrelated competitive, regulatory and demographic challenges subjecting the old, tradi

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