CHICAGO -- New market research data from the ACNielsen HomeScan panel points to a direct link between the specialty food consumer and retailer profits, particularly within the grocery channel. The new research has found that 10% of the 55,000 households studied purchase the most specialty foods annually, spending between $500 and $1,000 per year, and the majority of these purchases were made at supermarkets. The study also revealed that the top 10% of consumers produce 41% of a store's ...

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