PHOENIX -- Retailers who gathered here in large numbers for the Washington-based Food Marketing Institute's MealSolutions show and conference were told to start thinking and acting more like restaurateurs if they want to succeed in the home meal replacement arena. "Why can't a supermarket be more like a restaurant?" was the recurring theme that began with a kickoff session led by Ira Blumenthal, president of Co-Opportunities, Atlanta, a consulting and marketing firm that works primarily ...

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