FRESHTRACK TO EXAMINE FOOD-SERVICE IMPACT

ORLANDO -- The salad business was once largely food-service territory, doled out one bowl at a time to customers in restaurants, cafeterias and hotels.Now, it's a toss-up. The advent of the packaged salad category and the sophistication of traditional in-store delis have given supermarkets compelling reasons to source huge quantities of salad basics, particularly greens."You can see it in our salad

ORLANDO -- The salad business was once largely food-service territory, doled out one bowl at a time to customers in restaurants, cafeterias and hotels.

Now, it's a toss-up. The advent of the packaged salad category and the sophistication of traditional in-store delis have given supermarkets compelling reasons to source huge quantities of salad basics, particularly greens.

"You can see it in our salad bars, deli departments and our prepared-food departments. Certainly you can s

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