I went to the Woodman’s here in La Crosse, WI last Saturday night and found a few pleasant surprises. I normally go there just to stock up on a few items I can’t get elsewhere. The meat and seafood department was still nothing to write home about, but the selection of ethnic and international foods had been hugely expanded. I’ll probably go back a bit more often, now. I’m betting that this was inspired by the opening of a huge new Super Wal-Mart virtually across the street from Woodman’s. They can’t compete on the volume/price model so they’re attempting something different.