HOT WEEKEND FORECAST FOR REFRIGERATED FOODS

WASHINGTON -- Consumers will be spending over $1.1 billion on refrigerated ready-to-eat products for Memorial Day weekend, according to a study conducted by Nielsen North America, Schaumburg, Ill., for the Grocery Manufacturers of America here.sales of dairy dips and spreads will jump 40%, or $22 million, followed by cocktail franks with a 17% increase, or $4 million, and refrigerated yogurt sales

WASHINGTON -- Consumers will be spending over $1.1 billion on refrigerated ready-to-eat products for Memorial Day weekend, according to a study conducted by Nielsen North America, Schaumburg, Ill., for the Grocery Manufacturers of America here.

sales of dairy dips and spreads will jump 40%, or $22 million, followed by cocktail franks with a 17% increase, or $4 million, and refrigerated yogurt sales at 14%, or $150.5 million. Projecting from a supermarket sales base for five weeks endi

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