NEGATIVE IMAGE BLURS RETAILING'S ROLE, SAYS STUDY

OXFORD, England -- Food retailers are close to consumers. Thus, they are in an ideal position to understand their changing needs. Yet this role often goes unrecognized or is interpreted negatively, according to an international study of the contribution of food retailing to society and the economy."The retail sector as a whole is in many instances viewed as having a damaging influence, whether in

OXFORD, England -- Food retailers are close to consumers. Thus, they are in an ideal position to understand their changing needs. Yet this role often goes unrecognized or is interpreted negatively, according to an international study of the contribution of food retailing to society and the economy.

"The retail sector as a whole is in many instances viewed as having a damaging influence, whether in terms of employment conditions, competition practices, product quality or environmental

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