PACK BACK

Packaging is staging an encore performance in the supermarket produce department.Decades after its heyday ended in an avalanche of bulk merchandising, packaged fresh fruits and vegetables are making a comeback. This time around, though, the practice may have staying power, retailers and industry observers told SN.A combination of factors -- food safety and security, the quest for labor savings and

Packaging is staging an encore performance in the supermarket produce department.

Decades after its heyday ended in an avalanche of bulk merchandising, packaged fresh fruits and vegetables are making a comeback. This time around, though, the practice may have staying power, retailers and industry observers told SN.

A combination of factors -- food safety and security, the quest for labor savings and the integration of organic produce, among them -- has led supermarkets to

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