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A tough lesson in not keeping up with market

The bankruptcy filing by the Des Moines-area supermarket chain Dahl’s Foods last week provides an illustration of the pitfalls of falling behind in a fast-moving market. And it’s a cautionary lesson for people who contend that agriculture should avoid new technology and return to old ways.

Dahl’s fell on hard times, ac­­cording to several business analysts, because it didn’t adjust to changing consumer trends. ...




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