BROOKFIELD, Wis. -- An abundance of self-service may be fast becoming the epitome of consumer convenience in supermarket prepared foods.
But it's not so convenient for a retailer if hanging the program on self-service leads to plunging sales and rising shrink.
Elizabeth Little, co-owner of V. Richard's Market here, is an advocate of this and other lessons in meals merchandising. And she has learned them the hard way.
Little is a supermarket prepared foods veteran, with