ORGANIC LINE EXPANDED AT THE FOOD EMPORIUM

NEW YORK -- Most new organic food customers enter the category by purchasing baby food, according to Cheryl Palmer, president of The Food Emporium, a division of the A&P chain.The Food Emporium -- an upscale chain of 41 stores based in Dobbs Ferry, N.Y. -- carries 450 organic items in Center Store, dairy and frozen, and 6% of its sales come from these products, Palmer told SN at a recent luncheon

NEW YORK -- Most new organic food customers enter the category by purchasing baby food, according to Cheryl Palmer, president of The Food Emporium, a division of the A&P chain.

The Food Emporium -- an upscale chain of 41 stores based in Dobbs Ferry, N.Y. -- carries 450 organic items in Center Store, dairy and frozen, and 6% of its sales come from these products, Palmer told SN at a recent luncheon and panel discussion here on the topic of organic foods.

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