Although economic news dominated the headlines, 2009 also saw the beginnings of a federal food safety overhaul and new developments in local food
The widespread impact of the recession was the biggest story of 2009, and while food retail had its own share of difficulties, it proved to be one of the more resilient industries during the prolonged economic downturn. Shoppers were watching their household budgets more carefully, and for many, this meant dining out less and eating at home more often. Of course, those shoppers were also looking to save money during their grocery trips. Several studies this year indicated that more ...
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