U.S. sales of fat and oil increased at an annual compound rate of 3.1% between 2007 and 2011, according to Packaged Facts. The category is expected to grow 2% in 2012. "These products have sold well enough, even in tough times, that they have emerged as relatively recession-proof compared to other food categories," said David Sprinkle, publisher of Packaged Facts.
Sales of fat and oil show steady growth
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