BELLEVUE, Wash. -- In light of today's rollout of the USDA Organic Rule, there are three things retailers should keep in mind as they analyze their organic offerings, according to Laurie Demeritt, president of The Hartman Group here. The products, the experience -- which includes the sights, sounds, decor and interaction with staff that a retail setting offers -- and the community where shoppers can talk with other shoppers, or maybe try a taste, are key. "There is a lifestyle element. You ...

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