On the coattails of the eat-at-home trend, “other refrigerated products” have become a reliable growth category for perishables departments. Refrigerated sauces, gravies and marinade mixes constitute the bulk of the category, with more than $250 million in supermarket channel sales during the 52-week period ending June 13. The subcategory enjoyed a 6.7% dollar sales increase off an 8.1% increase in unit sales, indicating that promotional activity may have played a role in its success ...

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