PACKAGING, FRESH IMAGE COLLIDE IN PRODUCE DEPARTMENTS

NEW YORK -- As demand for more convenient products grows, supermarket produce executives face a dilemma: how to provide packaged products while at the same time fostering the fresh image that's the hallmark of produce departments.Indeed, the growth of packaged products endangers the unique look-and-feel of produce departments, some industry observers believe. Others, however, say it's a trade-off

NEW YORK -- As demand for more convenient products grows, supermarket produce executives face a dilemma: how to provide packaged products while at the same time fostering the fresh image that's the hallmark of produce departments.

Indeed, the growth of packaged products endangers the unique look-and-feel of produce departments, some industry observers believe. Others, however, say it's a trade-off that must be made in this era of consumer convenience.

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