We do have a couple issues to work out with the city before we proceed. We don't anticipate that's going to be a problem.

Part of (the demand for higher-cost products) has been fueled by the Food Network and cooking shows that use more exotic ingredients. A lot of items that were once considered specialty are now considered mainstream. Many are now staples in our produce section.

It gives people a little peace of mind that they can wipe off their cart handle, especially if they have children who tend to stick their fingers in their mouth.

We're seeing the greatest growth in wines and imported beers, but all categories appear to be growing for us.

More competition in the market generally leads to better prices for consumers.