Shoppers may be trimming back their food budgets in this difficult economy, but the exotic produce subcategory is still showing a lot of promise, retailers and suppliers told SN. Some retailers could still benefit from growing the category and building shopper interest by offering a relevant selection and providing plenty of information. “The exotic produce we carry are ethnic items, which means that many [of our shoppers] consider them as staples in their diets,” said Joe Hardiman, Produce ...

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