STUCK ON ECO-LABELS

Eco-labels are good for the environment, raising social consciousness -- and the bottom line, retailers told SN.These increasingly visible, ecology-minded tags have made a strong impact on a growing number of operators and "green shoppers" who support the trend."I don't see how anyone can argue about the concept of eco-labels," said Dan Sands, produce manager, Murray Hill Thriftway, Portland, Ore.,

Eco-labels are good for the environment, raising social consciousness -- and the bottom line, retailers told SN.

These increasingly visible, ecology-minded tags have made a strong impact on a growing number of operators and "green shoppers" who support the trend.

"I don't see how anyone can argue about the concept of eco-labels," said Dan Sands, produce manager, Murray Hill Thriftway, Portland, Ore., a store that carries produce bearing The Food Alliance eco-label.

"It

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