A few months ago, the home-meal replacement phenomenon was relatively unknown in the supermarket trade. No more. "HMR" is a designation that's winning no little prominence in the industry's ever-expanding constellation of three-letter abbreviations. And, as has been the case for several weeks running, the HMR concept is mentioned in this issue of Supermarket News.
But before we get to that, here's a little by way of introduction: Undoubtedly, the HMR business is being driven largely b