ATLANTA -- Supermarkets would be better off looking at regional suppliers, rather than national companies, as potential allies for attacking the home-meal replacement market, a consultant told attendees at a conference here. The consultant, Stephan Kouzomis, president of Entrepreneurial Consulting, Louisville, Ky., said retailers ought to seek out suppliers of fresh prepared foods based in their specific marketing areas because the big national players have hitched their wagons to frozen, ...

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