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Japanese grocers warm to frozen veggies from China and Peru

With supply chain more stable, companies can tout convenience and lower prices

Rising prices for fresh produce in Japan are making frozen vegetables more appealing.

TOKYO -- Soaring prices of fresh vegetables are driving Japan's grocery stores to bolster their ranges of frozen produce.

The Inageya supermarket chain has been marketing Peruvian asparagus and Chinese spinach, along with other imported frozen goods, at around 70 of its outlets.

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