DALLAS — The economy may be slowly improving, but consumers still have less money to spend on food than before the recession. More than half of shoppers — 61% of the population — are “survivalists,” said Thomas J. Blischok, chief retail strategist and senior executive advisor of Booz and Co., at the “Understanding Today’s Changing Retail Trends” workshop at the United Fresh Show in Dallas last week. “Every day they go to the store ...

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