Retailers Boost Prep Food With Events, New Varieties

THIBODAUX, La. — Where they can, supermarket retailers are making a big thing of cooking local products outside, or right in front of their customers, offering samples throughout the day, and generally creating excitement around food preparation. The message is clear: it’s freshly made.

They’re also promoting their brand at community events.

“We are doing a lot more onsite cooking at

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