SLOW SUPERMARKET GROWTH FORECAST

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- The good news is that the economic outlook for the next five years is robust both in the United States and overseas, according to a trio of retail economists with PricewaterhouseCoopers.The bad news is that supermarkets will be one of the five slowest-growing retail channels in this robust global economy, one of the economists said in a conference call last week organized by PWC's

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- The good news is that the economic outlook for the next five years is robust both in the United States and overseas, according to a trio of retail economists with PricewaterhouseCoopers.

The bad news is that supermarkets will be one of the five slowest-growing retail channels in this robust global economy, one of the economists said in a conference call last week organized by PWC's Retail Intelligence System here.

Moreover, another noted, it's likely that sal

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