TAMPA, Fla. -- Retailers who toured the Idea Center on the show floor at MealSolutions '98 here walked away with heaping portions of new ways to serve their own customers supermarket fresh meals. This year, the center focused on five core concepts that have emerged as the most popular methods of operating a fresh-meals department: scratch/on-site preparation; assembly of components; case-ready; partnerships/franchises; and total store area. Each concept was described in detail by ...

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