KEEPING A GOOD THING GOING

The supermarket industry is hoping to bring operators more success with succession planning.As independent retailers face challenges ranging from the growth of supercenters to increased merger activity, some are increasingly tempted to consider selling their businesses or closing shop when the top executives are ready to retire. That concern has led industry trade associations, wholesalers and others

The supermarket industry is hoping to bring operators more success with succession planning.

As independent retailers face challenges ranging from the growth of supercenters to increased merger activity, some are increasingly tempted to consider selling their businesses or closing shop when the top executives are ready to retire. That concern has led industry trade associations, wholesalers and others to push harder in improving these operators' skills in planning for ownership s

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