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.
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.