BOUNTIFUL BASKETS

The holiday season is prime time for selling gift baskets at supermarkets.As customized and specialty baskets gain in popularity, retailers increasingly source standard, already prepared baskets from wholesalers and distributors to keep up with demand and save time and labor during the hectic holiday season."The number of baskets sold has gone up in the past year with the introduction of pre-made

The holiday season is prime time for selling gift baskets at supermarkets.

As customized and specialty baskets gain in popularity, retailers increasingly source standard, already prepared baskets from wholesalers and distributors to keep up with demand and save time and labor during the hectic holiday season.

"The number of baskets sold has gone up in the past year with the introduction of pre-made baskets," said Paul Kneeland, produce director at Wellesley, Mass.-based R

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