RESTAURANTS WHET CONSUMER APPETITES FOR UNIQUE VARIETIES

NEW YORK - Consumers, as a result of traveling and dining out, have acquired a taste for unusual flavors and dishes. As a result, demand for what used to be considered exotic fruits and vegetables has gone up at supermarkets."Some retailers are realizing and responding faster than others, like ourselves, Wegmans and Whole Foods," said Don Harris, vice president of floral and produce for Boulder, Colo.-based

NEW YORK - Consumers, as a result of traveling and dining out, have acquired a taste for unusual flavors and dishes. As a result, demand for what used to be considered exotic fruits and vegetables has gone up at supermarkets.

"Some retailers are realizing and responding faster than others, like ourselves, Wegmans and Whole Foods," said Don Harris, vice president of floral and produce for Boulder, Colo.-based Wild Oats, and a member of the Produce Marketing Association board. "People l

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