Smoothie Sales Grow While Salads Evolve

Smoothie sales continue to hit new heights, while salad sales stay healthy with an injection of creativity, Mintel researchers have found. Smoothie sales are expected to increase 68% from 2007 to 2012, and salads remain a standard on restaurant menus as some morph into interesting combos. Granted, it was from a small base, but from 2002 to 2007, smoothie sales in the United States rose

CHICAGO — Smoothie sales continue to hit new heights, while salad sales stay healthy with an injection of creativity, Mintel researchers here have found.

Smoothie sales are expected to increase 68% from 2007 to 2012, and salads remain a standard on restaurant menus as some morph into interesting combos.

Granted, it was from a small base, but from 2002 to 2007, smoothie sales in the United States rose an impressive 139%.

That's good news for retailers looking to

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