NEW YORK — Wages are stagnating, food costs are rising, fuel prices remain stubbornly high, and Wall Street is in a state of turmoil. In this daunting economic climate, most consumers are looking for ways to tighten their household budgets. Yet for moms and dads, and even singles, the need to put a healthy meal on the table at the end of a long workday never goes away. Convenience remains at a premium.
These were themes that emerged during two panel discussions at “Setting the