FRAMINGHAM, Mass. -- Are consumers opting for other retail formats for products they used to buy at supermarkets?
SN talked to shoppers at a Stop & Shop Supermarket here to see if their shopping patterns have changed. Framingham -- population about 65,000 -- is a middle-class suburb about 15 miles west of Boston. The town is a major retail center, so shoppers at this store would have easy access to other retail formats, including BJ's Wholesale Club, Sam's Club, a conventional Tar