STOP & SHOP UNFURLS UMBRELLA STRUCTURE FOR PRODUCE, DELI

QUINCY, Mass. -- Stop & Shop Cos. here has carved out a new managerial position that will be charged with running both produce and deli under the umbrella of "perishable concepts."The new position, called vice president of produce sales/procurement and perishable concepts, is apparently a nod to the growing importance of marketing fresh value-added foods at the 175-store chain. It also probably augers

QUINCY, Mass. -- Stop & Shop Cos. here has carved out a new managerial position that will be charged with running both produce and deli under the umbrella of "perishable concepts."

The new position, called vice president of produce sales/procurement and perishable concepts, is apparently a nod to the growing importance of marketing fresh value-added foods at the 175-store chain. It also probably augers a forward-thinking exploration of ways to integrate the operations and products

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