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IRWINDALE, Calif. -- Hughes Family Markets here is bringing produce and floral to the forefront in remodeled stores and is updating its merchandising in both departments, as well.The physical act of moving the two fresh sections from the back of the store to just inside the entrance symbolizes the chain's strategy to make better use of the sections' potential for attracting impulse sales.The move,

IRWINDALE, Calif. -- Hughes Family Markets here is bringing produce and floral to the forefront in remodeled stores and is updating its merchandising in both departments, as well.

The physical act of moving the two fresh sections from the back of the store to just inside the entrance symbolizes the chain's strategy to make better use of the sections' potential for attracting impulse sales.

The move, made first in the chain's newly remodeled 36,700-square-foot Malibu, Calif., u

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