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To put the survey responses in perspective, SN ran the questions by several equity analysts.Here are some of their assessments.Growth will be slow. Jonathan Ziegler, a principal in PUPS Investment Management, Santa Barbara, Calif., said he was inclined to come in at the low end of the slow-growth estimate. "I think it's going to be 1% to 2%," he observed. "There are going to be no major acquisitions,

To put the survey responses in perspective, SN ran the questions by several equity analysts.

Here are some of their assessments.

Growth will be slow. Jonathan Ziegler, a principal in PUPS Investment Management, Santa Barbara, Calif., said he was inclined to come in at the low end of the slow-growth estimate. "I think it's going to be 1% to 2%," he observed. "There are going to be no major acquisitions, supercenters are going to continue to take market share, independent

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