Eating too little can hinder your immune system. A recent study showed that when mice ate 30% less than usual they had fewer critical infection-fighting cells.
Spartan Stores has agreed to sell 12 of its Pharm drugstores to Rite Aid. The move will take Spartan Stores out of the stand-alone pharmacy business.
Coupon use would increase during an economic downturn, with 67% of consumers more likely to use coupons. A survey shows that 58% of shoppers would increase their use of coupons if they could download them from the Internet.
Des Hague, Safeway's president of perishables, has resigned from the company, according to reports. Kelly Griffith, who formerly was president of Safeway's Portland division, will step into the role.
ConAgra Foods has announced details of its February purchase of Watts Brothers. The company paid about $132 million for the Kennewick, Wash.-based vegetable-processing and agricultural company.