Whole Foods Market, facing intensifying competition from other organic and natural food chains, is testing a loyalty program at eight stores that gives customers a 10 percent discount on its 365 private-label line of groceries.Holiday travel
Travel during the Thanksgiving holiday weekend will fall for the first time in five years, dropping 1.5 percent from 2012, as trips by automobile and airplane decline, AAA said. About 43.4 million people will journey 50 miles or more from home this year, down from 44 million last year. Automobile transportation will account for 38.9 million of the holiday travelers, a decline of 1.6 percent from the 39.5 million who drove last year and the first drop since 2008. The number of air passengers will fall 3.7 percent to 3.14 million, the least since 2009, according to the report.Rye whiskey returns
Wild Turkey has reintroduced a rye whiskey about a year after the Kentucky distiller ran short of supplies because of high demand. The distillery said the rye whiskey category has grown so fast that distillers have struggled to keep pace. Wild Turkey 101 Rye will be aimed at bars and restaurants in 21 markets for its reintroduction.Existing home sales decline
Purchases of previously owned U.S. homes fell in October to the lowest in four months as limited supply and higher mortgage rates restrained momentum in the housing market recovery. Sales dropped 3.2 percent to a 5.12 million annual rate, the fewest since June, according to data released by the National Association of Realtors.