GLOBAL PLAYERS SAID TO FAVOR STAND-ALONE UNITS

NEW YORK -- An increasing number of supermarket operators around the world are gearing stand-alone sites for their stores as opposed to the traditional inclusion of supermarkets in basements of department stores.This trend includes many operators in emerging markets in addition to global operators like Ahold and IGA, according to Ira Kalish, principal consultant at Management Horizons. Kalish based

NEW YORK -- An increasing number of supermarket operators around the world are gearing stand-alone sites for their stores as opposed to the traditional inclusion of supermarkets in basements of department stores.

This trend includes many operators in emerging markets in addition to global operators like Ahold and IGA, according to Ira Kalish, principal consultant at Management Horizons. Kalish based his comments on a series of recent visits to retailers in various parts of the world.<

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