Salt may be shaking its bad reputation.
Category sales have begun to flatten out after a decade of steady decline, and specialty salts, such as kosher and sea salt, are drawing attention to the category again, according to retailers.
Bashas' Markets, Chandler, Ariz., has noticed an increase in its kosher-salt sales, said grocery buyer Duane Proulx.
"I've had requests for it in the last six months," he said. "We used to just handle it in selected stores, and now it