UKROP'S CASTS ITSELF IN MEAL BUSINESS ROLE

CHICAGO -- Reflecting the strength of its food-service operation, Ukrop's is not in the supermarket business -- it's in the meal business, according to James E. Ukrop, vice president and chief executive officer of the Richmond, Va.-based chain."We're in the business of selling meal solutions that meet the needs of our consumers' lifestyles," Ukrop said during a presentation at the Speaks session at

CHICAGO -- Reflecting the strength of its food-service operation, Ukrop's is not in the supermarket business -- it's in the meal business, according to James E. Ukrop, vice president and chief executive officer of the Richmond, Va.-based chain.

"We're in the business of selling meal solutions that meet the needs of our consumers' lifestyles," Ukrop said during a presentation at the Speaks session at last week's annual convention of the Food Marketing Institute here.

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