Ahwatukee Foothills resident Dan Roger looks over the selection of wines during the grand opening day of Whole Foods grocery store in Chandler on Oct. 26, 2007. The latest U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics' Consumer Expenditure Survey found that Valley residents spend more on food and alcohol than the national average.
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