COLUMBUS, Ohio — Consumers are ready and willing to shop at small-store food formats that emphasize convenience and fresh, prepared foods, according to a new study by TNS Retail Forward here. “However, the jury is still out on whether small-format food stores will meet shopper expectations and return-on-investment objectives going forward,” Jennifer Halterman, senior consultant and author of the report, said. “Food retailers considering a small-store strategy must monitor and analyze shopper ...

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