Mixed Bag

Facing a deepening recession, many shoppers are closely watching their food budgets dining out less, eating at home more often and planning their shopping trips more carefully. These trends are creating unique opportunities in some fresh food departments. For example, as SN reported last week, meat and poultry wholesale costs have fallen as a consequence of lagging demand from the restaurant industry,

Facing a deepening recession, many shoppers are closely watching their food budgets — dining out less, eating at home more often and planning their shopping trips more carefully. These trends are creating unique opportunities in some fresh food departments. For example, as SN reported last week, meat and poultry wholesale costs have fallen as a consequence of lagging demand from the restaurant industry, even as retail demand has risen.

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