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We have a few large and small organic markets in this small state of Massachusetts. I have been hearing and getting hints that the trend may have peaked. A few years ago the founding couple of Wild Oats Mkt was on the cover of Chain Store Age, and the stock was on a roll. The only thing I have seen recently is how corporate America has moved into the area, and that there is real pressure on margins for smaller players. On the producer end, Dean Foods has been a buyer, and is now a huge player in soy milk, and is selling it in mainstream supermarkets. This has been, some say, a major factor in lower traffic at traditional health/organic/natural food stores.