More supermarkets are adding amenities like seating such as at this oyster bar in a Mariano39s store Photo courtesy of Mariano39s

More supermarkets are adding amenities like seating, such as at this oyster bar in a Mariano's store. (Photo courtesy of Mariano's)

Retail prepared foods increase service, decrease SKUs: FMI study

As supermarket prepared food departments have become more robust, they have added more trained staff and extra amenities while decreasing the number of offerings, according to the results of a new FMI study.

Conducted in partnership with Technomic, “The Sophistication of Supermarket Fresh Prepared Foods” surveyed retail executives from 28 banners representing over 8,000 stores. FMI and Technomic detailed the top results of the study in an industry webinar on Thursday.

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