WASHINGTON Foodservice sales in the United States will grow at a slower rate of 4.4 percent during 2008, or just under 1 percent in inflation-adjusted or â€śrealâ€ť terms, the National Restaurant Association forecast in its comprehensive outlook for the year ahead, released here this morning. That predicted rate would fall well below the associationâ€™s projected 2007 real growth of 2.1 percent, and the 3.5-point gap between the real and nominal figures for 2008 â€” a discrepancy usually attributed ...
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