AOL Finance has a story about how discounter Aldi “is taking aim at Whole Foods with a new store design … that looks almost identical to Whole Foods' cheaper chain of stores called 365 by Whole Foods … The Aldi stores' new design features softer lighting than its older stores, as well as a larger fresh produce section, wider aisles, and electronic displays on the walls.”

The story says that “the grocery retailer announced it is opening more stores that feature the new design after stores that utilize the layout outperformed traditional Aldi locations. The retailer is spending more than $1.6 billion to revamp stores and open locations with the updated format.”


USA Today reports that “orange juice drinkers may pay as much as $2.30 more for a gallon of orange juice as the result of broad swatch that (Hurricane) Irma cut through Florida's citrus crop … The Florida Department of Citrus estimates that 30% to 70% of the Sunshine State's crop was destroyed. But the result price rises could be mitigated if consumers switch to other juices or juice blends.”