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Some final thoughts from my trip to Minnesota, where Lunds & Byerly's carves out a differential advantage through a simple yet enormously effective strategy - they're in the food business.  The goal is to make you hungry and inspire you to try new products.  Mission accomplished, IMHO.

In this store - located in the Highland Park section of St. Paul, on the ground floor of the Highland Bridge apartment complex - the levels of excellence are typical for Lunds & Byerlys, with a focus on fresh foods, grab-and-go meals, and a strong presence of local brands.