Supermarket produce executives say clamshell packages do a fine job of protecting regular strawberries. But that's not all. The packaging also is making it possible for more retailers to receive and merchandise high-quality, riper-stemmed strawberries out of California. While the stemmed berries are extremely fragile, they also have a robust retail markup, merchandisers said. This is the first season that Marsh Supermarkets, Indianapolis, has tried the stemmed strawberries. "We're having ...

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