Forward Motion

Despite some spectacular failures among them the sale and closure of hundreds of Albertsons stores; the wind-down of regional operators such as Tops and Southern Family Markets; and the bankruptcies of companies like Larry's Markets and Brown & Cole 2006 was a pretty good year for food retailers. Many are predicting 2007 could be even better. Led by national conventional chains Kroger and Safeway,

Despite some spectacular failures — among them the sale and closure of hundreds of Albertsons stores; the wind-down of regional operators such as Tops and Southern Family Markets; and the bankruptcies of companies like Larry's Markets and Brown & Cole — 2006 was a pretty good year for food retailers.

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