The olive bar of the '90s is not just olives anymore -- and for a growing number of operators, it's not unprofitable anymore, either.
an increasingly popular section in supermarket delis.
Part of it is that olive bars play well into the hot food trend in Mediterranean cuisine.
What's more, some retailers interviewed by SN said that they've been adding variety to the bars, broadening their appeal as condiment sections. They are also paying more attention to quality.