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