THE NEW WORLD OF INDEPENDNTS

It's never been easy being an independent supermarket operator, and -- let's face it -- it's not getting any easier. Indeed, this is a time of great challenge for independents given the massive chain consolidation now running full tilt, the constant rollout of food-shopping alternatives and unrelenting price pressures.It's clear that independents who don't recognize the world of change around them

It's never been easy being an independent supermarket operator, and -- let's face it -- it's not getting any easier. Indeed, this is a time of great challenge for independents given the massive chain consolidation now running full tilt, the constant rollout of food-shopping alternatives and unrelenting price pressures.

It's clear that independents who don't recognize the world of change around them won't be around too much longer. So, it's time for independents to define and act on ne

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