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NEW YORK -- After years of cost-cutting and consolidation, supermarket operators say they are poised for growth in 1995 and beyond.Retailers have lowered overhead costs, paid down debt and are operating more efficiently than ever before. They plan to continue to refine these strategies this year -- but they will look to plow more of the savings achieved by such measures into capital expenditures.This

NEW YORK -- After years of cost-cutting and consolidation, supermarket operators say they are poised for growth in 1995 and beyond.

Retailers have lowered overhead costs, paid down debt and are operating more efficiently than ever before. They plan to continue to refine these strategies this year -- but they will look to plow more of the savings achieved by such measures into capital expenditures.

This seemed to be the consensus among industry executives who attended the fifth

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