DISHING IT OUT

Boston Market is starting to look like the Wal-Mart of food service.irtually every day, the Golden, Colo.-based company is posing a real threat to supermarket deli and food-service operations as they try to compete for share of stomach. What's more, Boston Market is aggressively pushing the fresh takeout market in a new direction: home meal replacement.So what is Boston Market's strategy and appeal,

Boston Market is starting to look like the Wal-Mart of food service.

irtually every day, the Golden, Colo.-based company is posing a real threat to supermarket deli and food-service operations as they try to compete for share of stomach. What's more, Boston Market is aggressively pushing the fresh takeout market in a new direction: home meal replacement.

So what is Boston Market's strategy and appeal, where is it headed and why should supermarkets take notice?

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