MADISON, Wis. -- Butter products are leading the way in dairy department growth, according to the International Dairy-Deli-Bakery Association's "What's In Store" annual trends report. Overall, dairy department sales experienced a 3.7% increase in 1998, the most recent year for which data is available, researchers concluded. consumption fell 7.1% since 1988, according to U.S. Department of Agriculture statistics cited in IDDBA's study. But, What's In Store indicated the butter category is ...

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