A SPECIAL CONNECTION

HOUSTON -- The results of a new merchandising approach for specialty foods -- displaying them on in-shelf racks alongside mainstream products -- has executives at Gerland's Food Fair here beaming.Kevin Doris, Gerland's executive vice president, said the concept, introduced in the past two years during a company remodeling program, was an immediate success."As I see it, it's a home run. Our customers

HOUSTON -- The results of a new merchandising approach for specialty foods -- displaying them on in-shelf racks alongside mainstream products -- has executives at Gerland's Food Fair here beaming.

Kevin Doris, Gerland's executive vice president, said the concept, introduced in the past two years during a company remodeling program, was an immediate success.

"As I see it, it's a home run. Our customers love it, and it's driving our business," Doris said. "Through this approach,

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