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Specialty produce -- all that exotic, high-priced fare that used to languish in anonymity on the rack -- may be in something of a sweet spot, retailers and industry experts told SN.From fresh herbs and heirloom tomatoes to variety mushrooms and lush tropicals, specialty produce may finally be living up to its promise of being more than just a decorative -- and expensive -- centerpiece in the produce

Specialty produce -- all that exotic, high-priced fare that used to languish in anonymity on the rack -- may be in something of a sweet spot, retailers and industry experts told SN.

From fresh herbs and heirloom tomatoes to variety mushrooms and lush tropicals, specialty produce may finally be living up to its promise of being more than just a decorative -- and expensive -- centerpiece in the produce department.

"The strong economy, combined with consumers looking for interest

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