Oils and vinegars -- especially the growing number of specialty items -- are generating high margins and hefty sales in the grocery aisle. Ron Tanner, vice president of communications for the National Association of Specialty Food Trade, New York, which represents 2,050 manufacturers of gourmet-food products, said consumers are buying a range of olive oils and vinegars because they have realized that each product has a different use. "They may want a more expensive extra virgin olive oil ...

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