Rise in Healthy Home Cooking Spurs Herb Growth
By JENNA TELESCA Growing interest in cooking fueled by consumer focus on healthy eating has motivated consumers to purchase more cut and potted herbs. Volume sales for potted and cut herbs sold in the produce department grew 4.3% during the 52 weeks ending Feb. 25 compared with the year before, according to data from Nielsen’s Perishables Group. In fact, the herb, spices and seasonings category — which includes sun-dried tomatoes, seasonings, vanilla beans, garlic, ...
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