ERA OF SPECIALIZATION

As specialty food gains ground with consumers, it's also picking up more shelf space in the supermarket.Some of the reasons for stocking specialty items, according to retailers, are customer demand for variety and increased availability of a wide selection of products, product loyalty among local customers and healthy margins.Retailers polled by SN defined specialty food as items outside the mainstream,

As specialty food gains ground with consumers, it's also picking up more shelf space in the supermarket.

Some of the reasons for stocking specialty items, according to retailers, are customer demand for variety and increased availability of a wide selection of products, product loyalty among local customers and healthy margins.

Retailers polled by SN defined specialty food as items outside the mainstream, including ethnic, regional, organic, natural and gourmet consumables.

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