While olive bars and salad bars have been part of deli departments for some time, retailers like Nugget Markets, Woodland, Calif., are experimenting with inventive themed bars. The “grain bar was kind of the next level because we do have so many different offerings of various salads and composed salads and stuff that we make,” said Randy Wehman, director of kitchen operations. Nugget stores might make two to three dozen selections — such as pastas, quinoa and composed green ...

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