SN REPORT a special holiday meal on the table, shoppers needed help this Christmas and they were willing to pay for it. That was the message of supermarket deli and bakery executives who told SN that party trays, meal packages and trays of holiday cookies, all geared toward convenience-hungry shoppers, were especially strong sellers this year. Items that saved labor for retailers worked well this year in at least two cases. One retailer known for strong baked goods brought in premade ...

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