"Consumer awareness for natural and organic foods is so much stronger now that more retailers want to imitate what we do." (Mark Dixon, southwest region president for Whole Foods, staking a trendsetting claim. As quoted in a Dallas Morning News story on the opening of a new Lakewood branch of the grocery chain--appropriately filling an old Minyard space.)
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