RETAILERS ROLL OUT THE PUMPKINS

NEW YORK -- With Halloween just around the corner, produce managers have once again made room for displays of pumpkins and other harvest-related items sold primarily for their decorative and craft appeal."Pumpkins are a moneymaker and a big business," said Gary Wesely, produce director for the 10-store independent No Frills Supermarkets, Omaha, Neb., who revealed that any one of his stores might go

NEW YORK -- With Halloween just around the corner, produce managers have once again made room for displays of pumpkins and other harvest-related items sold primarily for their decorative and craft appeal.

"Pumpkins are a moneymaker and a big business," said Gary Wesely, produce director for the 10-store independent No Frills Supermarkets, Omaha, Neb., who revealed that any one of his stores might go through as many as 50 to 80 bins -- containing between 40 and 45 units of fruit -- per

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