CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Retailers seeking to offer a nonmeat, between-the-bread selection in their deli/fresh meals departments may profit from a natural food retailer's No. 1-selling sandwich -- portobello. Let's just say sales are mushrooming. Michael Cianciarulo, president and chief executive officer of Earth Fare, a chain of five "healthy" supermarkets in North and South Carolina, and Georgia, said the crowd-pleasing portobello sandwich, which sells for $4.99, is straightforward: ...
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