It used to be supermarkets strived to be all things to all people, a role they fulfilled by adding departments and services that oftentimes stretched beyond food. While many of these add-ons remain popular today, amenities like banking, DVD rentals and dry cleaning are no longer compelling reasons in and of themselves to choose one store over another. Shoppers, becoming increasingly diversified and independent, have found plenty of new options, including the Internet, for most of these ...

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