Paul Lencioni doesn't like talking about customer service. The fourth-generation owner of Blue Goose Market, a small, independent grocer in Chicago's western suburbs, tosses the "corporate speak," instead focusing on people and how their purchases connect to their lives.
With its bohemian vibe, funky shops and eccentric eateries, the Delmar Loop is unlike any other neighborhood in or around St. Louis. And that’s exactly why people visit, says Shayn Prapaisilp, a member of the group that owns global grocery store United Provisions.
Americans are better informed than ever about food. They’re also sorely misinformed. It’s almost a parallel universe to what the public is experiencing with real and “fake” news. More importantly, according to findings from the International Food Information Council Foundation (IFIC)’s 12th Annual Food and Health Survey, America’s nutritional literacy is sorely lacking — and the nation’s health may be suffering as a result.
With Easter arriving three weeks later than the 2016 holiday, consumers are expected to spend a record amount on candy, food and clothing, says a new survey sponsored by the National Retail Federation.
But a week later, 1-800-Flowers.com, Fannie May’s New York-based parent company, announced it would sell the brand -- along with the Harry London brand, an Ohio manufacturing facility, two warehouses and 79 retail stores -- to Ferrero International for $115 million.