CHICAGO — Ethnic food sales have climbed steadily since 2004 and are on track to reach a record high of $2.2 billion in 2009, according to Mintel.
In addition, Mintel forecasts solid growth of nearly 20% from 2010-14. Mexican/Hispanic foods represent the largest segment of the ethnic food market with nearly two-thirds (62%) of sales. Mexican food has become so mainstream, it is hardly considered ethnic anymore, according to Mintel. Nearly six in 10 respondents say they have coo