Restaurants Whet Consumer Appetites for Unique Varieties

Sung, Amy
September 2006
SN: Supermarket News;9/18/2006, Vol. 54 Issue 38, p32
The article reports that the demand for exotic fruits and vegetables has increased at U.S. supermarkets in 2006. Wild Oats also has seen a significant increase in demand for out-of-the-ordinary fruits and vegetables. The widespread media coverage of obesity and healthy eating trends also has fueled the recent interest in fruits and vegetables, according to Janet Erickson, executive vice president of purchasing and quality assurance for the Del Taco restaurant chain, and chairman of the Produce Marketing Association board.


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