EL SEGUNDO, Calif. -- As supermarket meal executives prepare to travel to Los Angeles for the newest of the industry's annual pilgrimages -- FMI MealSolutions -- many are planning to look in on local retailers for tips on the latest meal trends.
No. 1 on many lists is Bristol Farms.
This operator of small, fresh-oriented stores has for many years been adhering to most of the principles currently in vogue in the supermarket meal category. From its satellite commissary product