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Healthier varieties of prepackaged processed lunch meats are proving the bright spot in an otherwise lackluster category.While still a formidable and profitable department for supermarkets, sales of peg-rack deli meats slipped 2.5% to $2.7 billion last year, according to Information Resources Inc., Chicago.As sales of some traditional items slow, new varieties of low-fat, low-salt and even some fat-free

Healthier varieties of prepackaged processed lunch meats are proving the bright spot in an otherwise lackluster category.

While still a formidable and profitable department for supermarkets, sales of peg-rack deli meats slipped 2.5% to $2.7 billion last year, according to Information Resources Inc., Chicago.

As sales of some traditional items slow, new varieties of low-fat, low-salt and even some fat-free items are bringing some new customers to the section, according to retai

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