A key factor of any successful business is to know your customers, including potential customers. Who is shopping in your store? What do they buy? When do they buy it? What else would they buy if you sold it? How can you enhance what they already buy? How can they benefit from buying more of it?
Consumption of fresh produce, meat, and dairy seems to be a rising trend in large American cities like Chicago. It has risen twenty percent in the last ten years, and is currently on the increase. Between 2003 - 2013, fresh food consumption increased as Generation X transitioned to Generation Z, making the latter generation one that will rear children to eat more fresh foods. This will be passed on to the next generation and so on. Is it just another trend or is it a major national change in the making?