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Harris Teeter carries new premium deli products

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CHARLOTTE — The decision of North Carolina-based grocer Harris Teeter to switch to a different brand of full-service deli products has upset the ousted business.

The Charlotte Observer reported Wednesday that Harris Teeter has long carried Dietz & Watson high-end deli meats and cheeses. But now the chain plans to carry the Boar’s Head brand.

Harris Teeter is based in Matthews. A spokeswoman says customers have requested Boar’s Head for years.

Twelve of Harris Teeter’s 187 stores have already made the change.

Dietz & Watson President and CEO Louis Eni says Boar’s Head requires supermarkets carrying its products to stock no other premium deli choices. He says his company never demands
exclusivity.

The newspaper said Boar’s Head declined to comment.

(Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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The decision of North Carolina-based grocer Harris Teeter to switch to a different brand of full-service deli products has upset the ousted business.

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