BE UNIQUE TO FIGHT INTERLOPERS, RETAILERS URGED

CHICAGO -- Not long ago groceries were the province of supermarkets -- and there was order to the world.But lately, so many other types of operators have angled into the grocery business that supermarkets are now faced with a key challenge: fashioning unique merchandising approaches that not only draw shoppers, but bring them back.Four industry retail and wholesale executives who spoke at this month's

CHICAGO -- Not long ago groceries were the province of supermarkets -- and there was order to the world.

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