FOOD EMPORIUM CULTIVATING ITS ORGANIC COMMODITIES IMAGE

NEW YORK -- Organic produce has sold so well for A&P's Food Emporium chain here that it plans to make 70 organic items available within a year.Food Emporium, part of Montvale, N.J.-based A&P's Metro division, began selling organics a year ago. It currently carries about 50 certified organic commodity items, said Jeffrey Piering, produce director at Food Emporium."We're doing quite well with it," Piering

NEW YORK -- Organic produce has sold so well for A&P's Food Emporium chain here that it plans to make 70 organic items available within a year.

Food Emporium, part of Montvale, N.J.-based A&P's Metro division, began selling organics a year ago. It currently carries about 50 certified organic commodity items, said Jeffrey Piering, produce director at Food Emporium.

"We're doing quite well with it," Piering said of the organics program. "I would like to continue to broad

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