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The State of Grocery Stores: Self-scanning Apps, Meal Kits, & More Rotisserie Chickens

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Gone are the days when shopping required visiting multiple establishments -- the butcher, the baker, the fishmonger. Now, we can find just about everything under one roof. But there are major changes underway in how we gather food -- including both high-tech innovations and the revival of some traditional ways of shopping.  We take a deep dive into shopping trends -- from meal kits and in-store drinking and dining to no-frills shopping and self-scanning. What grocery stores do you gravitate to -- and why?


  • Kusum Ailawadi - Professor of Marketing at the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College. Read her piece on club-store shoppers. 
  • John M. Dumais - President and CEO of the New Hampshire Grocers Association
  • Craig  Giammona, Consumer reporter for Blooomberg News.  Read Giammona's work here.  
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