WASHINGTON -- Supermarkets are still tops when it comes to purchasing poultry, but they continue to lose market share to the food-service industry, according to the National Chicken Council's latest Broiler Marketing Survey Report. The biannual survey, of 30 processors and 22 poultry distributors, found that retail grocery was the No. 1 buyer of poultry products in 1997 -- the year profiled in the study -- when it purchased 10.4 billion pounds of poultry, compared with food service's 8.7 ...

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