DRESSING FOR SUCCESS

Sales of that major household staple -- salad dressing -- are dripping out of the grocery channel and into alternative outlets.Supermarket retailers will have to lay it on thick to prevent further sales erosion, and there's no better time than the start of summer, when fresh produce is abundant and salad consumption hits its annual peak.Mainstream supermarkets account for the highest salad dressing

Sales of that major household staple -- salad dressing -- are dripping out of the grocery channel and into alternative outlets.

Supermarket retailers will have to lay it on thick to prevent further sales erosion, and there's no better time than the start of summer, when fresh produce is abundant and salad consumption hits its annual peak.

Mainstream supermarkets account for the highest salad dressing prices: an average of $2.06 a bottle, compared to $1.88 at mass merchandisers

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