GRAND-OPENING ORANGE DISPLAY SHOWS 'A-PEEL'

LAWTON, Okla. -- Country Mart, an independently owned retail chain, attempted to put its newest store in the record books recently with a mound of citrus the likes of which, the owners hoped, no one had ever seen before.Only one week after attempting to create the world's largest orange display, the unit here sold all 448,500 of the featured fruits and boosted produce-department sales to more than

LAWTON, Okla. -- Country Mart, an independently owned retail chain, attempted to put its newest store in the record books recently with a mound of citrus the likes of which, the owners hoped, no one had ever seen before.

Only one week after attempting to create the world's largest orange display, the unit here sold all 448,500 of the featured fruits and boosted produce-department sales to more than $35,000, according to Hugh Holt, produce specialist for Associated Wholesale Grocers, O

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