Nearly Half of Grocery Shopping Now Done in Nontraditional Grocery Stores

Dec 20, 2012

Grocery shelves.
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When we talk about holiday shopping we're usually referring to gifts. But as anyone who's ever hosted the family Christmas party knows, holding shopping can also mean food shopping.

And this year in New Hampshire, there are more options for that kind of shopping than perhaps ever before.

Kathleen Callahan reports for the New Hampshire Business Review; she recently wrote about the growing number of competition among stores that sell food. She joins All Things Considered host Brady Carlson to talk about what she found.

note: the original title of this story stated that nearly half of New Hampshire grocery shopping was done in nontraditional stores. The study in the NHBR report refers to national shopping, not just New Hampshire. We have modified the title to correct the error.