HIGH-PRESSURE SALESMAN

CHANDLER, Ariz. -- Bill Romley Jr. had a tough time selling upper management on pressurized banana ripening rooms.The perishables warehouse manager and assistant produce buyer at Bashas' Markets here knew pressurized rooms could save the company about $250 in labor fees per truckload of bananas. That's an annual savings of about $130,000 for a company that sells 10 trailer shipments of bananas weekly

CHANDLER, Ariz. -- Bill Romley Jr. had a tough time selling upper management on pressurized banana ripening rooms.

The perishables warehouse manager and assistant produce buyer at Bashas' Markets here knew pressurized rooms could save the company about $250 in labor fees per truckload of bananas. That's an annual savings of about $130,000 for a company that sells 10 trailer shipments of bananas weekly through its 68 stores and a variety of wholesale outlets. But labor savings alone we

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