BITTER SEES INDEPENDENTS GROWING THROUGH ACQUISITIONS

ARLINGTON, Va. - The new chairwoman of the National Grocers Association says independent retailers are in a good position to grow as consolidation continues among national supermarket chains."I believe there will be opportunities for growth for the independent grocer, not in new store construction because there is already too much retail square footage available, but from chains who will decide to

ARLINGTON, Va. - The new chairwoman of the National Grocers Association says independent retailers are in a good position to grow as consolidation continues among national supermarket chains.

"I believe there will be opportunities for growth for the independent grocer, not in new store construction because there is already too much retail square footage available, but from chains who will decide to or be required to divest as mergers and acquisitions continue," said Carole Bitter in a

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