Good morning, shareholders. As CEO of Candid Markets, I'm happy to welcome you to our company's annual meeting. In the next 30 minutes, I believe you'll get a true picture of the state of our company and the supermarket industry -- all in my usual, candid style.
It's obviously been a tough year for our chain. We saw many more invasions into our marketplace by all types of stores selling food. It was as if someone laid down a welcome mat right in the center of our territory. First came