PRODUCE DEPARTMENT RINGS RIPE AT RALEY'S UNIT

LAS VEGAS -- At Raley's supermarkets, you won't find green bananas, gas-ripened tomatoes or rock-hard avocados.Buy -- and sell -- fruits and vegetables when they're ripe. That's a key part of Raley's produce philosophy, said Mike Bauer, district manager of regional store operations."Who wants to grab a peach you can't eat for four days?" said Bauer, who recently escorted SN on a tour of two Raley's

LAS VEGAS -- At Raley's supermarkets, you won't find green bananas, gas-ripened tomatoes or rock-hard avocados.

Buy -- and sell -- fruits and vegetables when they're ripe. That's a key part of Raley's produce philosophy, said Mike Bauer, district manager of regional store operations.

"Who wants to grab a peach you can't eat for four days?" said Bauer, who recently escorted SN on a tour of two Raley's stores. "A lot of our competitors will buy green fruit. Mostly all of our pro

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