PACKAGES CANNIBALIZE SALAD ITEMS: STUDY

A newly released supermarket study indicates that retailers may be building their sales of prepackaged salads at the expense of not just bulk lettuce, but also other salad-related items such as tomatoes, celery and broccoli.The study tracked produce purchases at three chains in three different regions for a four-week period, starting in late January. It used the chains' frequent shopper programs as

A newly released supermarket study indicates that retailers may be building their sales of prepackaged salads at the expense of not just bulk lettuce, but also other salad-related items such as tomatoes, celery and broccoli.

The study tracked produce purchases at three chains in three different regions for a four-week period, starting in late January. It used the chains' frequent shopper programs as a data base.

"In all three chains, customers who bought packaged salads bought

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