PANINI SPREADING THEMSELVES THICK

Retailers are expanding deli sandwich offerings with an Italian flair -- panini.These little sandwiches offer a light alternative to larger, meat-laden American sandwiches, and are one of the latest category crazes in supermarket delis all over the country -- including operators that tend toward adventurous or gourmet offerings.Panini have been introduced with some success, for example, at Wegmans

Retailers are expanding deli sandwich offerings with an Italian flair -- panini.

These little sandwiches offer a light alternative to larger, meat-laden American sandwiches, and are one of the latest category crazes in supermarket delis all over the country -- including operators that tend toward adventurous or gourmet offerings.

Panini have been introduced with some success, for example, at Wegmans Food Markets, Rochester, N.Y.; D&W Food Centers, Grand Rapids, Mich.;

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