HEALTHY APPETITES

Center Store shoppers bought a healthy dose of products boasting nutritional benefits this year. Fortified energy drinks, water, teas and coffee touting healthy calories spurred the fastest growth in the non-alcoholic beverage category, while wine and spirits siphoned sales from beer, the longtime market leader. Specialty items ranging from human grade pet food to imported pasta spurred sales that

Center Store shoppers bought a healthy dose of products boasting nutritional benefits this year.

Fortified energy drinks, water, teas and coffee touting “healthy calories” spurred the fastest growth in the non-alcoholic beverage category, while wine and spirits siphoned sales from beer, the longtime market leader.

Specialty items ranging from human grade pet food to imported pasta spurred sales that grew at more than three times the rate of food sales overall, while the popula

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