RETAILERS INTRODUCE PREMIUM SIGNATURE DELI LINES

PLEASANTON, Calif. -- Safeway Inc. here has introduced Primo Taglio -- a signature line of premium deli meats and cheese -- into selected units. Similarly, Cincinnati-based Kroger Co. subsidiary King Soopers, Denver, Colo., has introduced their own line of premium meats called Private Selections.The rollouts are the latest in a trend among retailers who are reinvigorating their fresh departments and

PLEASANTON, Calif. -- Safeway Inc. here has introduced Primo Taglio -- a signature line of premium deli meats and cheese -- into selected units. Similarly, Cincinnati-based Kroger Co. subsidiary King Soopers, Denver, Colo., has introduced their own line of premium meats called Private Selections.

The rollouts are the latest in a trend among retailers who are reinvigorating their fresh departments and boosting the presence of private-label items in key perishables departments such as t

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