Ethnic Insights

Ethnic consumers are more open to trying new products and meal solutions, given the stormy economy.

Amigos is a new retail banner that blends United Supermarkets' traditional services with an extensive selection of international foods and hard-to-find specialty items. The Lubbock, Texas-based chain is so optimistic about Amigos that it's opening a second store this month and is planning a third for 2009.

United is not alone in catering to Hispanics with a special format. Más Club is the name of a new Hispanic warehouse store Wal-Mart's Sam's Club plans to test in Houston in the firs

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