HOUMA, La. -- In and around New Orleans, food and hospitality are everything. So, it's no surprise that Rouses has put a strong emphasis on fresh, stocking the 12-store independent retailer's departments with local favorites. Jambalaya entrees, okra gumbo sides and tart a la bouillie desserts are hallmark signatures that have helped Rouses retain its distinction in an area increasingly shadowed by large national chains.
"We've tried to maintain a unique yet familiar look for our store