Shoppers continue to reward food manufacturers that pack convenience or perceived health benefits into their products.
ategory review. Refrigerated foods, including entrees, side dishes, and teas and coffee, posted sizeable increases in sales. No longer a novelty to consumers, packaged salads also grew though at a much slower pace. Offering nutrition and convenience in one package, salads have become a top category for food retailers.
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