Mighty special

Gatty, Bob
May 2007
Progressive Grocer;5/1/2007, Vol. 86 Issue 6, p88
Trade Publication
The article examines the factors behind the growth of specialty foods which are having an impact on U.S. supermarket sales. The robust growth in specialty and gourmet food offerings in groceries owes a lot to the lifestyle aspirations of consumers. Consumers are willing to spend on products that meet their needs for health and wellness. Growth is spurred by more than taste or image but also the social and environmental benefits attributed to organic and natural products.


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