According to a recent survey by the Food Marketing Institute, almost 70 percent of consumers are buying fewer luxury foods and 60 percent reported buying more store-brand items. Along those lines, Asheville, N.C.-based Earth Fare announced last week that the chain has rolled out more than 400 new natural and organic store-brand products.
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