MARKET EXPERTISE KEY TO GOING UPSCALE

INDIAN WELLS, Calif. - Wal-Mart Stores' move toward offering more high-end products could lead some conventional supermarkets to consider adding more upscale elements to their own stores, Dan Portnoy, retired president and chief executive officer of Kings Super Markets, Parsippany, N.J., said here during the National Grocers Associations's annual Executive Management Conference.Portnoy said market

INDIAN WELLS, Calif. - Wal-Mart Stores' move toward offering more high-end products could lead some conventional supermarkets to consider adding more upscale elements to their own stores, Dan Portnoy, retired president and chief executive officer of Kings Super Markets, Parsippany, N.J., said here during the National Grocers Associations's annual Executive Management Conference.

Portnoy said market dynamics in the U.S. have tended to discourage retailers from going more high-end. "In

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