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The industry's fragile bottom line is lending weight to an emerging strategy of holding back from switching en masse to chlorine-free refrigerants.Two chains -- Jitney Jungle Stores of America, Jackson, Miss., and Hannaford Bros., Scarborough, Maine -- thus far have opted to completely change over to hydrofluorocarbons, or HFCs. But many other retailers, including Kroger Co., Cincinnati, are adopting

The industry's fragile bottom line is lending weight to an emerging strategy of holding back from switching en masse to chlorine-free refrigerants.

Two chains -- Jitney Jungle Stores of America, Jackson, Miss., and Hannaford Bros., Scarborough, Maine -- thus far have opted to completely change over to hydrofluorocarbons, or HFCs. But many other retailers, including Kroger Co., Cincinnati, are adopting a mixed strategy of using HFCs and chlorine-containing hydrochlorofluorocarbons, or

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