The Produce for Better Health Foundation lauded Safeway, SUPERVALU, Food Lion and Schnuck Markets for their efforts to encourage shoppers to eat more fruits and vegetables. The nonprofit sponsored the Fruits and Veggies-More Matters® initiative.
Shopping malls in the Milwaukee area are feeling the effects of a national uptick in retail theft. The National Retail Federation's Joseph LaRocca said the uptick doesn't come as a surprise to him and that retailers are reporting more organized crime.
Many think consumers will continue their newly frugal habits even after the recession. Marketers are adjusting to a landscape in which shoppers pay closer attention to prices and no longer purchase what they can't afford.
ProFlowers.com in November ranked first in retail Web site conversion rates, with 30.6% of visitors to the site making purchases, Nielsen is reporting. The top five also included Metrostyle, with a 23.6% conversion rate, QVC, with 21.6%, Office Depot, with 21.6%, and L.L. Bean, with 21.5%.