CHICAGO - Sales of fresh foods in supermarkets show no sign of wilting, and have increased over the past year despite a number of foodborne illness outbreaks attributed to perishables. Statistics released during a webinar hosted by Information Resources Inc., Chicago, and FreshLook Marketing Group, Hoffman Estates, Ill., emphasized the importance of perishables departments for retailers. Produce and seafood were the top growth categories, with sales up 6.5% and 8.4%, respectively, over the ...

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