ETHNIC ITEMS: GETTING TO KNOW ALL ABOUT YOU

SAN DIEGO -- Interest in Asian and other ethnic foods is making some variety items ripe for exploitation in produce departments, according to research from a firm that tracks consumer eating habits.That interest is changing the way Americans eat, and is also making snow peas the fastest growing item by consumption in the fresh vegetable category, according to the latest data compiled by MRCA Information

SAN DIEGO -- Interest in Asian and other ethnic foods is making some variety items ripe for exploitation in produce departments, according to research from a firm that tracks consumer eating habits.

That interest is changing the way Americans eat, and is also making snow peas the fastest growing item by consumption in the fresh vegetable category, according to the latest data compiled by MRCA Information Services, Stamford, Conn.

Officers from MRCA presented some of their curr

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