SENATOR LAUDS PETRINI FOR NIXING CIGARETTES

SAN RAFAEL, Calif. -- Petrini Markets' decision to discontinue the sale of cigarettes has been applauded on Capitol Hill.When Senator Barbara Boxer, D-Calif., discovered the chain, based here, had removed cigarettes from its units, she was so impressed she wrote a letter of congratulations to a store manager. She also sent a copy of the letter to Joseph Coulombe, president and chief executive officer

SAN RAFAEL, Calif. -- Petrini Markets' decision to discontinue the sale of cigarettes has been applauded on Capitol Hill.

When Senator Barbara Boxer, D-Calif., discovered the chain, based here, had removed cigarettes from its units, she was so impressed she wrote a letter of congratulations to a store manager. She also sent a copy of the letter to Joseph Coulombe, president and chief executive officer of Provigo Corp., Petrini's Montreal-based parent company.

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