INDEPENDENT RESPONSE

Faced with today's challenging business environment, independents probably couldn't be blamed if they concluded there is no way to survive consolidation, the further proliferation of supercenters and the tight labor market.But many retailers are successfully dealing with these challenges.They are getting to know their shoppers better. They are upgrading perishables departments and promoting their

Faced with today's challenging business environment, independents probably couldn't be blamed if they concluded there is no way to survive consolidation, the further proliferation of supercenters and the tight labor market.

But many retailers are successfully dealing with these challenges.

They are getting to know their shoppers better. They are upgrading perishables departments and promoting their niches. Many are forging closer ties with wholesalers.

Ultra Mart, a

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