I read this article about stores offering fewer "brand name" products in order to focus on house brands. This article talks specifically about Wal-Mart but this could become a trend that may be bad for shoppers. Less competition could mean higher prices and possibly fewer coupons! Boo! In a way it reminds me of Wegmans. I love Wegmans, but they focus heavily on their own brand, and its not a great place to coupon as a result!
Read the article and let me know what you think!http://money.cnn.com/2010/02/15/news/companies/walmart_dropping_brands/index.htm?cnn=yes&hpt=C2