Pasta, the perennial meal solution, is gaining more shelf space at retailers from coast to coast.
Most of the category growth is being generated by upscale, ethnic and organic items in a variety of new cuts. For example, six months ago, Dahl's Food Markets' unit on the south side of Des Moines, Iowa, added 8 feet to its pasta and sauce section.
The 37,500-square-foot unit now stocks 26 feet of dry pasta. The store has added a variety of upscale, imported pastas, as well a