IT'S BEEN another challenging year, but many trends continued to demonstrate resilience in a sluggish economy. Consumer enthusiasm for all things local continues to grow. Shoppers have developed a keener eye for bargains and a new definition for value that weighs in factors such as quality and potential waste. Good salesmanship is more important than ever when upselling a shopper or even just encouraging them to try something new. Here in our annual Strategic Planner, Fresh Market takes a ...

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