More than 60% of shoppers do not make any impulse buys at grocery stores, found a study by Knowledge@Wharton. Self-described "efficient" shoppers make 82% fewer unplanned purchases than the overall average.
Online grocer FreshDirect rolled out a number of customer-service initiatives recently, including a five-star produce rating, additional delivery slots and more environmentally friendly packaging. It also plans to launch a live-chat application this year.
Sara Lee is adding easy-to-read graphics with key nutrition information to the packages of its bread, bun and bagel products. The new Nutritional Spotlight labels are in addition to the Nutrition Facts Label required on food products.
Researchers have found that a combination of wine, dark chocolate and tea, in moderate amounts, enhances cognitive performance in the elderly. All three are rich in flavonoids, but the study results could be partly explained by other factors, one of the researchers said.