SWEDISH STRATEGIES

STOCKHOLM, Sweden -- Supermarkets aren't one of the first things that come to mind when one thinks of Sweden.That Scandinavian country, a tourist draw, is certainly known for its rich scenery and cultural traditions and a wilderness said by some to be the best preserved in Europe.But even though U.S. supermarket executives rarely cite lessons from Swedish food retailing, they could learn a few things

STOCKHOLM, Sweden -- Supermarkets aren't one of the first things that come to mind when one thinks of Sweden.

That Scandinavian country, a tourist draw, is certainly known for its rich scenery and cultural traditions and a wilderness said by some to be the best preserved in Europe.

But even though U.S. supermarket executives rarely cite lessons from Swedish food retailing, they could learn a few things about niche marketing from their counterparts in that country.

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