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Study: Americans plan to spend less on food

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Chicago A new study released Tuesday found that Americans plan to reduce their grocery spending. According the Media Post News, not only do 74% of consumers now shop with a list, but 65% think grocery items are overpriced, and 49% find the experience so unpleasant they just want to “get in and get out.”

In fact, the Synovate survey found that 48% would gladly shop online if they thought online grocery shopping was both secure and that they would get high-quality food.

Synovate, a Chicago-based market research firm, polled 6,700 people in 10 markets around the world. Some 39% of shoppers in the United States say they are spending less than they did 12 months ago, and 78% would happily switch one food brand for another if it were a better deal.

Despite concerns about prices, 89% say they are most likely to shop at supermarkets, and only 10% of Americans say they do their grocery shopping at superstores, which typically offer lower prices. Some 57% of Americans still do a big weekly shopping trip, and 58% buy in bulk.

The survey also asked about changes shoppers would like to see in stores and found that, once again, Americans care more about cash than other amenities. While 62% of the total surveyed say they would go out of their way to shop at an environmentally friendly supermarket, Americans — at 22% — are among the least interested. (About 86% of Russian respondents, 85% of Malaysians and 18% of the Dutch agreed.) Americans also turned thumbs-down on ideas like al fresco shopping, playgrounds, and community gathering spots in stores, although 72% agreed it would be a good idea for stores to include recycling facilities.

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Target and Zinio team up for digital newsstand

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MINNEAPOLIS and SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. Target and Zinio announced a partnership to extend access of their global portfolio of publications, including the most popular consumer titles, to Target guests worldwide.

Complementing the e-reading devices available for purchase on Target.com, the private-label newsstand site, target.zinio.com, features a vast selection of digital versions of the most popular U.S. and international single-issue, subscription and archived issues at discounted prices.

Target.com guests will be directed to a co-branded digital newsstand that showcases various publications. Target will market and promote its digital newsstand online and in stores nationwide. Popular titles include Elle, Parenting Early Years, Parenting School Years, Popular Science and Woman’s Day.

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Shop at Macy’s for a cause

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NEW YORK, N.Y. Macy’s announced its fourth Annual “Shop For a Cause” charity shopping event. This year’s Shop For A Cause event will take place at all Macy’s stores and on macys.com on Saturday, Oct, 17.

For “Shop for A Cause,” Macy’s donates shopping passes to participating charities in all of its markets across the country. The shopping passes are then sold by the charitable organizations for $5 each in the weeks leading up to the event. The organizations keep 100% of the proceeds from the sale of the shopping pass. Pass holders can redeem their passes at any Macy’s store or online at macys.com on Oct. 17 to receive 20% off most men’s, women’s, kids and accessories merchandise, 10% off most home items and 25% off a single item. Shopping passes are also sold at Macy’s stores from Sept. 1 through Oct. 17 and at macys.com on Oct. 17, with 100% of the proceeds from the sale of the pass to benefit designated charitable organizations including Feeding America and local food banks as part of Macy’s national “Come Together” campaign that aims to provide 10 million meals for the hungry and to other designated charities.

Local charities can register to participate in Macy’s Shop For A Cause by logging onto www.macys.com/shopforacause. Customers wanting to purchase a ticket to benefit a specific non-profit organization can look up participating charities on www.macys.com/shopforacause.

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