ISLAND IN THE AISLES

RENTON, Wash. (FNS) -- The convenience quotient has forced a change in how Quality Food Centers' newest locations are being presented to the public. The chain's prototype here aims to satisfy customer demand for convenience as QFC strives to merchandise a dizzying array of perishable products.The result has been a significant use of self-service merchandising islands, which greet customers as if they

RENTON, Wash. (FNS) -- The convenience quotient has forced a change in how Quality Food Centers' newest locations are being presented to the public. The chain's prototype here aims to satisfy customer demand for convenience as QFC strives to merchandise a dizzying array of perishable products.

The result has been a significant use of self-service merchandising islands, which greet customers as if they were floating in the aisles of the produce department and the food-service area. In

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