LEASES GETTING MORE EXPENSIVE

Retailers have been hit with a rent increase.It's not their landlords that are sticking them with it, however, but their accountants. After years of skirting the rules about how to report leasehold depreciation and when to start recording their rent payments, many retailers -- including several of the largest supermarket operators -- have been going back over their books and adding in past rent payments

Retailers have been hit with a rent increase.

It's not their landlords that are sticking them with it, however, but their accountants. After years of skirting the rules about how to report leasehold depreciation and when to start recording their rent payments, many retailers -- including several of the largest supermarket operators -- have been going back over their books and adding in past rent payments they previously avoided reporting.

Safeway, Albertsons, Whole Foods

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