THE NEW GROWTH FORMULAS

NEW YORK -- Top Supermarket companies are making it clear that growth involves more than just buying other operators.Food retailers are focusing on emerging product categories, store labels, new formats and other devices to grow the top line even as the roster of industry retailers shrinks through consolidation.Executives from companies including Kroger, Albertson's, Safeway and Supervalu outlined

NEW YORK -- Top Supermarket companies are making it clear that growth involves more than just buying other operators.

Food retailers are focusing on emerging product categories, store labels, new formats and other devices to grow the top line even as the roster of industry retailers shrinks through consolidation.

Executives from companies including Kroger, Albertson's, Safeway and Supervalu outlined sales growth plans at the Credit Suisse First Boston Food and Drug Retailing C

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