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The “Best Ever” Guacamole – Year 2

Amazon Discount Finder: Find hidden 75%-off deals & more Buying from Amazon's European sites rather than Amazon UK can be cheaper. Clever tool checks prices across Amazon's sites in France, Germany, Italy, Spain and the UK. (It also checks prices in the USA, but there you may need to pay customs, plus consumer rights vary.) The weakened pound means items might cost slightly more than they would have on Amazon EU sites, but there are still bargains to be had. The best deals tend to be on high-end electricals. Louise tweeted: "@MartinSLewis Saved nearly £100 on my new Dyson by buying it from Amazon in Germany. When is it worth it? As a rule of thumb, it can be worth buying from Amazon's EU sites if you'll save more than £10. Priceonline can be glitchy and didn't always display every result when we checked. Here are the key tips for buying from Europe: Translate the page.

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Wal-Mart Waits With Carrefour as India Wins Instant Gain: Retail Wal-Mart Stores Inc. (WMT) and Carrefour SA (CA) waited seven years for access to India’s $400 billion retail market. They may have to wait almost as long to make a profit in the world’s second most populous nation. Expensive real estate, a warehouse shortage and congested roads will force foreign retailers to spend about 20 billion rupees ($382 million) on supply systems, said Anand Ramanathan, associate director at KPMG Advisory Services in India. India on Nov. 24 said it will allow overseas companies to invest up to 51 percent in retail stores selling more than one brand. The decision, which ends at least seven years of debate, may benefit local merchants, such as Pantaloon Retail India Ltd. “It will take at least two to three to five years before we see the full impact of this change in policy,” said Saloni Nangia, senior vice president at Technopak Advisors Pvt. Head Start Shares of India’s three biggest retailers jumped in Mumbai trading on news about the changes. Bharti Venture

Guacamole - Recipes - Whole Foods Market Cooking in Fairfield over 2 years ago Guacamole doesn't have to be complicated. In fact. I like simple versions the best. If you have left over guacamole, or you want to make it in advance, place plastic wrap directly on the surface of the guacamole and press out all the air. Serves 2 1 avocado 2 tablespoons finely diced onion 1 tablespoon tablespoon chopped cilantro Pinch of salt Squeeze of fresh lime juice Cut the avocado in half, remove the pit, and scoop the flesh into a small bowl. Nutrition Info:

How Walmart Is Changing China - Magazine The world’s biggest corporation and the world’s most populous nation have launched a bold experiment in consumer behavior and environmental stewardship: to set green standards for 20,000 suppliers making several hundred thousand items sold to billions of shoppers worldwide. Will that effort take hold, or will it unravel in a recriminatory tangle of misguided expectations and broken promises? Susan Meiselas/Magnum Photos Beside the Fifth Ring Road, one of the superhighways encircling Beijing like concentric shock waves radiating outward from the epicenter of an earthquake, sits an enormous big-box installation, one of thousands now proliferating throughout China. The parking lots flanking it are gridlocked with late-model cars and ruddy-faced peasants-turned-workers pushing long, snake-like trains of shopping carts toward the entrance. Also see: A Map of Walmart in China From sea cucumbers in Dalian to upscale Sam's Clubs in Shanghai, Walmart stores vary from province to province. The Wager

2012 Whole Living Action Plan 1 small red beet (equivalent to 1/2 cup), peeled and coarsely chopped 1 medium-size carrot, peeled and coarsely chopped (about 1/2 cup) 1 sweet apple, such as Honeycrisp or Pink Lady, coarsely chopped 1 ripe pear, such as red Bartlett or red D'Anjou, coarsely chopped 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice 2 teaspoons minced fresh ginger 1. Steam beets and carrots until tender, about 10 minutes. Let cool to room temperature. 2. Combine beets, carrot, apple, pear, juice, ginger, and 2 cups water in a blender; blend until smooth. Serves 2.

celio Can this former Apple executive put a shine on JCPenney? The genius behind the genius bar at Apple is now reimagining JCPenney’s 1,100 stores. Penney CEO Ron Johnson, who made it more attractive to go to Apple stores than shop elsewhere, wants to do the same for the 110-year-old retailer. To do so he is creating stores-within-a-store and a “town square” where shoppers can hang out—just like they do at Apple. The transformation begins on Feb. 1 but you may have already seen the JCPenney TV ad in which shoppers bemoan the confusing and overwhelming number of promotions and markdowns that were the hallmark of JCPenney. “We will transform each and every JCPenney store over the next four years with a month-by-month, shop-by-shop roll-out of exciting new merchandise initiatives,” said Johnson in a press release. At Consumer Reports, JCPenney’s Cooks 780-2403 Energy-Saving drip coffeemaker ($50) tops our Ratings due to its excellent brewing performance.