CHICAGO — Ethnic food sales have climbed steadily since 2004 and are on track to reach a record high of $2.2 billion in 2009, according to Mintel. In addition, Mintel forecasts solid growth of nearly 20% from 2010-14. Mexican/Hispanic foods represent the largest segment of the ethnic food market with nearly two-thirds (62%) of sales. Mexican food has become so mainstream, it is hardly considered ethnic anymore, according to Mintel. Nearly six in 10 respondents say they have cooked Mexican ...

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