THE SURPRISING DEPARTMENT

"I'd better have the best meat department in town, or I'm not going to get the customers." -- John Story, Holiday Cos.Can it be true? Is the much-besmirched supermarket meat department as important as all that?Many retailers would probably say the opinion above is overdrawn, and that meat departments simply don't have the drawing power they did a generation ago. But listen to customers for a moment;

"I'd better have the best meat department in town, or I'm not going to get the customers." -- John Story, Holiday Cos.

Can it be true? Is the much-besmirched supermarket meat department as important as all that?

Many retailers would probably say the opinion above is overdrawn, and that meat departments simply don't have the drawing power they did a generation ago. But listen to customers for a moment; they know otherwise, and said as much in a revealing national opinion surv

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