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When Is the Right Time to Eat? Interesting Conclusions

Looking to eat better? Then cut down on impulse eating. According to food and supermarket guru Phil Lempert: “Mom was right when she said to wait until dinner. Improve your diet by time-delaying your eating by ordering your food long before … Continue reading

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Why Is It So Hard to Compete with Whole Foods?

For years, Whole Foods has been seen as the model for the next wave of food retailing, a chain that focuses on consumers interested in healthy eating. Whole Foods describes itself as “America’s Healthiest Grocery Store.” “Who are we? Well, we … Continue reading

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Grocery Sales in 2017

What’s ahead for the grocery industry? As reported by Facts, Figures & the Future, a recent study by Willard Bishop consultancy uncovered some interesting findings: “By 2017, traditional grocery stores will lose another 1.6 percentage points of dollar-spend market share to 44.9%—down from … Continue reading

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