Hopes for a Better Year Are Being Realized, So Far

In the first column written for this space in 2007, the welcome news that many retailers predicted that this would be a good year for supermarkets was mentioned. At that time, the opinion was that such would be the case for several reasons. Among them was the Darwinian effect: The robust competitive milieu of years past weeded out weak operators and caused strong operators to get stronger. Compounding

In the first column written for this space in 2007, the welcome news that many retailers predicted that this would be a good year for supermarkets was mentioned.

At that time, the opinion was that such would be the case for several reasons. Among them was the Darwinian effect: The robust competitive milieu of years past weeded out weak operators and caused strong operators to get stronger. Compounding that, surviving operators — chains and independents alike — were able to accelerate

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