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Which of the following best completes the passage? Other [#permalink] New post 29 May 2008, 14:32
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Which of the following best completes the passage?

Other supermarkets may contain delis or coffee bars, but the powerful blend of specialty food market with café that has made Duetto Market so popular sets the standard for what is sure to be a national trend.Customers dining in the café sample expensive specialty foods in expertly prepared entrees and appetizers before purchasing raw materials in the market. Owners consolidate costs by ordering larger quantities of spices, meat, produce, and cheeses, some of which are then used in preparing food for the café. As more café and supermarket owners follow this pattern of blended options, they can expect not only to please a wider variety of customers, but also to_______________

A Increase their profit margins by consolidating the costs of food products they order from wholesalers.
B See the value of their stocks rise as more investors participate in a fashionable marketing concept.
C Face the expense of renovating existing spaces to accommodate the combination of prepared and raw foods.
D Receive more attention from media who publish restaurant reviews.
E Gain more customers who are interested in dining as well as shopping.
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Re: CR - powerful blend [#permalink] New post 29 May 2008, 15:29
Its between A and E, I'd go for A cos it uses more information from the premise.
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Re: CR - powerful blend [#permalink] New post 29 May 2008, 18:17
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Which of the following best completes the passage?

Other supermarkets may contain delis or coffee bars, but the powerful blend of specialty food market with café that has made Duetto Market so popular sets the standard for what is sure to be a national trend.Customers dining in the café sample expensive specialty foods in expertly prepared entrees and appetizers before purchasing raw materials in the market. Owners consolidate costs by ordering larger quantities of spices, meat, produce, and cheeses, some of which are then used in preparing food for the café. As more café and supermarket owners follow this pattern of blended options, they can expect not only to please a wider variety of customers, but also to_______________

A Increase their profit margins by consolidating the costs of food products they order from wholesalers.
B See the value of their stocks rise as more investors participate in a fashionable marketing concept.
C Face the expense of renovating existing spaces to accommodate the combination of prepared and raw foods.
D Receive more attention from media who publish restaurant reviews.
E Gain more customers who are interested in dining as well as shopping.


What an odd question...may I ask for the source?
Between A and E. I picked E.
I didn't pick A because I do not see a clearcut reason why the owners consolidate the costs of food. While it is possible that the owners motive is to increase profit, affordability may be the reason as well. If the latter is the case, then profit margin won't increase.
In E, the statement suggests that the Duetto Market was popular; thus, I picked E because of the clearcut reason.
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Re: CR - powerful blend [#permalink] New post 31 May 2008, 13:49
ha..the question is from gmat club challenges.
btw I also picked E. however, OA is A.
OE: A flows parallel to the passage. The passage talks about "Customers enjoying food in the cafe" and "owners consolidating costs by purchasing large quantities of.."
Option A is talks about "Customers getting pleased" and "owners consolidating cost by purchasing materials in wholesale". Hence the ans.

What I want to understand is..is this a general strategy to attack "complete the passage" problems or this is just one of those rare ones?
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Re: CR - powerful blend [#permalink] New post 31 May 2008, 20:53
Yes, picked A


E is redundant with the sentence "they can expect not only to please a wider variety of customers", where A states their second goal of consolidate the cost.
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Re: CR - powerful blend [#permalink] New post 31 May 2008, 21:46
I don't agree with any answers. Though on exam will choose A

Reason : Question in my words. How the blend (cafe with specialty food) help. None explain this.

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Re: CR - powerful blend [#permalink] New post 02 Jun 2008, 03:21
Was stuck between A and E..went for E but should have seen that its already stated that they please a wider variety now so cost savings should have been the other part.
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Re: CR - powerful blend [#permalink] New post 02 Jun 2008, 05:18
namurad wrote:
Which of the following best completes the passage?

Other supermarkets may contain delis or coffee bars, but the powerful blend of specialty food market with café that has made Duetto Market so popular sets the standard for what is sure to be a national trend.Customers dining in the café sample expensive specialty foods in expertly prepared entrees and appetizers before purchasing raw materials in the market. Owners consolidate costs by ordering larger quantities of spices, meat, produce, and cheeses, some of which are then used in preparing food for the café. As more café and supermarket owners follow this pattern of blended options, they can expect not only to please a wider variety of customers, but also to_______________

A Increase their profit margins by consolidating the costs of food products they order from wholesalers.
B See the value of their stocks rise as more investors participate in a fashionable marketing concept.
C Face the expense of renovating existing spaces to accommodate the combination of prepared and raw foods.
D Receive more attention from media who publish restaurant reviews.
E Gain more customers who are interested in dining as well as shopping.


I was also btwn A and E.

I chose A b/c, as someone else already stated, E is redundant.

they can expect not only to please a wider variety of customers ~ Gain more customers who are interested in dining as well as shopping
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Re: CR - powerful blend [#permalink] New post 19 Jun 2008, 15:34
I was caught between A and E also but decided on A.

Felt that E was slightly redundant. But A also seems like a strech to be a GMAT answer..not sure though.

whats the OA?
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Re: Which of the following best completes the passage? Other [#permalink] New post 14 Oct 2013, 02:07
Reopening the question for further discussion. Please provide your reasoning in the selection/rejection of an answer choice.

Which of the following best completes the passage?

Other supermarkets may contain delis or coffee bars, but the powerful blend of specialty food market with café that has made Duetto Market so popular sets the standard for what is sure to be a national trend.Customers dining in the café sample expensive specialty foods in expertly prepared entrees and appetizers before purchasing raw materials in the market. Owners consolidate costs by ordering larger quantities of spices, meat, produce, and cheeses, some of which are then used in preparing food for the café. As more café and supermarket owners follow this pattern of blended options, they can expect not only to please a wider variety of customers, but also to_______________

A Increase their profit margins by consolidating the costs of food products they order from wholesalers.
B See the value of their stocks rise as more investors participate in a fashionable marketing concept.
C Face the expense of renovating existing spaces to accommodate the combination of prepared and raw foods.
D Receive more attention from media who publish restaurant reviews.
E Gain more customers who are interested in dining as well as shopping.

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