Can the traditional supermarket survive?


Hour 2

Earlier this year, the legendary supermarket chain  A&P filed for bankruptcy citing rising costs and increasing competition from big box stores and specialty stores.  And just a few weeks ago, Acme announced they were closing five local stores.  Can the traditional supermarket survive in a world of cost-conscious, health-focused shoppers?   Our guests are St. Joseph University professor RICHARD GEORGE and Atlantic Monthly food writer CORBY KUMMER.

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