Here to Serve

Placing a new emphasis on service in produce departments could help retailers boost fruit and vegetable sales

Last year, celebrity chef Mario Batali teamed up with a small group of entrepreneurs to open Eataly, a new restaurant and fresh food market concept in New York City's Flatiron district. In addition to housemade pasta and full-service meat, seafood, cheese and bakery departments, the new market received rave reviews locally for its new “vegetable butcher” service. It allows shoppers to pick out their fresh produce, talk to a professionally trained chef about recipe ideas, and then have their

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