ACNIELSEN: DELIS MISSING A BIG SLICE OF MARKET

WASHINGTON -- Supermarket service delis are losing pizza, sandwich and fried chicken sales to other formats, according to new consumer research that suggests supermarkets have a ways to go before they realize their full potential in the prepared-food categories.A representative from Schaumburg, Ill.-based ACNielsen recently presented statistics that show supermarkets are losing a big chunk of the

WASHINGTON -- Supermarket service delis are losing pizza, sandwich and fried chicken sales to other formats, according to new consumer research that suggests supermarkets have a ways to go before they realize their full potential in the prepared-food categories.

A representative from Schaumburg, Ill.-based ACNielsen recently presented statistics that show supermarkets are losing a big chunk of the market for random-weight, prepared foods, which under ACNielsen's definition include piz

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