DRESSING UP

Prepackaged salads, a continuing influx of fat-free products and the introduction of upscale, regional brands are helping to keep things flowing in the $1 billion-plus salad dressing category."These packaged salads are doing great," said an executive at a Mid-Atlantic retailer. "I don't think they're taking anything away from produce sales; they may even be helping them as people buythings to add

Prepackaged salads, a continuing influx of fat-free products and the introduction of upscale, regional brands are helping to keep things flowing in the $1 billion-plus salad dressing category.

"These packaged salads are doing great," said an executive at a Mid-Atlantic retailer. "I don't think they're taking anything away from produce sales; they may even be helping them as people buy

things to add to the packaged salad. "At the same time," he added, "people buying these salad

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