INDEPENDENTS GEAR TO FACE SUPERCENTERS

LAS VEGAS -- Independent retailers are gearing up for the supercenter challenge.While many operators don't yet face the giant Kmart or Wal-Mart supercenters, they said they would be able to offer advantages the large formats could not.At the 1995 National Grocers Association Convention here last week, supercenters were an important topic and the subject of speeches at various sessions. Executives

LAS VEGAS -- Independent retailers are gearing up for the supercenter challenge.

While many operators don't yet face the giant Kmart or Wal-Mart supercenters, they said they would be able to offer advantages the large formats could not.

At the 1995 National Grocers Association Convention here last week, supercenters were an important topic and the subject of speeches at various sessions. Executives interviewed at the convention said independents did have an edge with:

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