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Low-fat deli meats are hanging in there. As a subcategory, reduced-fat and fat-free versions of popular deli meats -- such as ham, turkey and roast beef -- have been fighting for attention and a bigger portion of sales from the service case in supermarket deli departments for years.And like many other health-oriented alternatives to conventional fresh products, healthy deli meats have had to struggle

Low-fat deli meats are hanging in there. As a subcategory, reduced-fat and fat-free versions of popular deli meats -- such as ham, turkey and roast beef -- have been fighting for attention and a bigger portion of sales from the service case in supermarket deli departments for years.

And like many other health-oriented alternatives to conventional fresh products, healthy deli meats have had to struggle against perceptions of inferior taste -- whether justified or not -- and premium pri

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