LUCKY, FRY'S FUEL VOLUME WITH PROPANE TANK PROGRAM

PHOENIX -- Fry's Food Stores of Arizona, headquartered here, and Lucky Stores' southern and northern California divisions, hope to ignite their nonfood sales with a gas grill propane tank-exchange program merchandised on the supermarket parking lot.With outdoor barbecue cooking popular in the West, and sales of gas grills expanding 10% to 15% annually, supermarkets can capitalize on this growing market,

PHOENIX -- Fry's Food Stores of Arizona, headquartered here, and Lucky Stores' southern and northern California divisions, hope to ignite their nonfood sales with a gas grill propane tank-exchange program merchandised on the supermarket parking lot.

With outdoor barbecue cooking popular in the West, and sales of gas grills expanding 10% to 15% annually, supermarkets can capitalize on this growing market, noted Charlie Ory, operations director at AmeriGas Partners, a subsidiary of UGI

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