Prepared Food Sales Up During Holidays

Although financial experts had warned that consumers might spend less during the 2007 holidays due to high gas prices and other financial concerns, many supermarket prepared foods departments enjoyed a great season. Some supermarket food-service directors told SN that their sales of fresh prepared foods enjoyed double-digit gains in 2007 over 2006, thanks in part to new ordering options, new food

Although financial experts had warned that consumers might spend less during the 2007 holidays due to high gas prices and other financial concerns, many supermarket prepared foods departments enjoyed a great season.

Some supermarket food-service directors told SN that their sales of fresh prepared foods enjoyed double-digit gains in 2007 over 2006, thanks in part to new ordering options, new food offerings and prepared foods' long-standing benefit: saving shoppers time.

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