What’s New in the Supermarket? A Lot, and Not All of It Good

NUTLEY, N.J. — “We’ve come in the back door,” the writer Michael Ruhlman said as we entered the chill of the ShopRite supermarket here. “We should be over there, in produce.”

Apologizing to shoppers trying to steer carts toward the exit we had just entered, we made our way to the produce section, where the first thing that caught our attention was the floor. While the middle of the store was carpeted in a grayish linoleum, here was a warm-colored fake wood: our initial clue that fruit and vegetables carried a special cachet.

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Source: New York Times

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