STAYIN' ALIVE

(FNS) -- As food retailers look ahead to the rapidly approaching new millennium, challenges aplenty come into view.A surge of supercenters, consolidated chains, neighborhood stores and limited-assortment outlets will keep competition humming for the foreseeable future.But for companies that can provide good service and are adept at finding a niche, the outlook appears favorable.Many executives interviewed

(FNS) -- As food retailers look ahead to the rapidly approaching new millennium, challenges aplenty come into view.

A surge of supercenters, consolidated chains, neighborhood stores and limited-assortment outlets will keep competition humming for the foreseeable future.

But for companies that can provide good service and are adept at finding a niche, the outlook appears favorable.

Many executives interviewed by SN are counting on improved same-store sales as the centur

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