We also discussed marketing of healthy food, e.g., promoting 'fancy content' such as antioxidants in blueberries to increase their consumption.
Before I could get back on the road today, I had to take care of one more thing:
This nail had been the culprit for yesterday's tire pressure warning. Son of a biscuit! The service center was able to fix the tire and hopefully this was it in terms of obstacles.
I took the scenic route to Columbia, the capital of South Carolina. Along Hwy US-25 I came by a noticeable number of abandoned houses.
|For Sale by Owner|
|Ok, this one is obviously not abandoned!|
Each time I came by a small town on my way to Columbia, I was greeted by one of the "Dollar General" stores along the road. In Nebraska, I had noticed the first one of these stores and was not really satisfied with their food selection.
|Not food either!|
|Really? Not sure.|
Ok, to be fair, they also have a small selection of 100% apple and grape juice, next to juice cocktails and such. And a few dairy products that I consider edible. Again, it goes back to reading the labels. Oh, I found another market chain that is more to my gusto: Bi-Lo. The one in Greenville had a good variety of fresh and healthy produce, even organic. I finally also found my Swedish crisp bread Wasa, which is excellent for traveling (and also perfect as last resort snack at work!). Stores are mainly prominent in the south-eastern states. According to online information, this branch was specifically designed to attract high-end customers and its stores are located in affluent neighborhoods. Well, there we go. ...
More to come.