Tom Thumb, Minyard, Kroger and Albertsons are adapting their strategies to better compete with Wal-Mart in the Dallas-Fort Worth region. Albertsons is remodeling stores, Minyard is focusing on the Hispanic-focused Carnival banner and Tom Thumb is adding more organic, natural foods to its Lifestyles store format.
Kokua Market, the only natural-foods co-op on the Hawaiian island of Oahu, has revamped its design and added an additional 1,000 square feet of store space and an improved deli and prepared-foods selection. The co-op, its general manager says, is not worried about Whole Foods' potential entry into the market.
Income, education level and perceived food price all affect the overall diet of U.S. adults, a new survey found. People in higher socioeconomic groups, especially women and whites, generally have the healthiest diets.