Bloomberg Business — This year’s bird-flu outbreak in the U.S. means turkeys will be more expensive for families sitting down this month for their Thanksgiving meal. But domestic pork supplies and inventories are at records, with output set to reach an all-time high for the year....More
The World Health Organization’s warning that eating processed and red meat can lead to cancer probably won’t change consumer behavior, according to an analysis of historical trends by the NPD Group....More
Walmart’s efforts to make a better impression in fresh are taking shape in new product formulations, a greater emphasis on trend-right and occasion-right items, and in emphasizing them behind new work processes and revamped department layouts....More
Around two-thirds of U.S. Walmart stores have met Greg Foran’s challenge to increase their “clean, fast and friendly” ratings to internal standards by his Oct. 1 deadline — a figure that improved dramatically from when Walmart’s U.S. CEO issued the challenge in February....More
Bristol Farms remodeled its store in Westwood Village, just south of the UCLA campus in West Los Angeles —by transforming the store’s bakery and liquor departments from boutique areas to in-aisle sections.
Sprouts Farmers Market hopes to boost annual sales per store to $20 million over the net four or five years, company executives told investors Thursday at the Goldman Sachs Global Retailing Conference in New York....More