FRESH MOVES FROM SUPPORT ROLE TO CENTER STAGE

In researching the growth of the perishables departments in anticipation of our 50th anniversary issue (to be published July 22), I've spent a lot of time talking with veteran retailers -- some retired and others nearing that milestone -- about the categories they managed.Granted, there's a lot to talk about, because the 50 years SN is focusing on chronicles an era when fresh foods emerged as a dominant,

In researching the growth of the perishables departments in anticipation of our 50th anniversary issue (to be published July 22), I've spent a lot of time talking with veteran retailers -- some retired and others nearing that milestone -- about the categories they managed.

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