NEW YORK -- Whether it's a heat-and-eat program or one that requires minimal cooking, consumers are increasingly accepting a little -- or a lot -- of help in meeting the steep culinary demands of the holiday season. Retailers large and small contacted by SN report that the prepared holiday meals segment of their business continues to grow at a healthy pace. Because of this, they say, they are growing more adept at recreating what was once considered a meal that only a mother or grandmother ...

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