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• The Houston Chronicle reports that software company Lithium has compiled a ranking of retailers that are most effective at using social media - especially Twitter - to communicate with local shoppers, concluding that Whole Foods ranks first, Kroger ranks second, and HEB ranks third.

The story also makes the point that shoppers no longer have to "wait for the Sunday circulars to figure out the best food deals in Houston."
KC's View:
Which sort of plays into my long-term assessment, which has been that the whole circular business will be out of business before too long ... there simply is no good reason for using such an un-targeted approach to marketing in 2015.