WAL-MART FORMIDABLE BUT BEATABLE, SAYS NGA'S ZAUCHA

ANAHEIM, Calif. -- Competition from Wal-Mart supercenters may be inevitable, but it is not a death sentence for the independent operator, according to Thomas K. Zaucha, president and chief executive officer of the National Grocers Association, Arlington, Va.That was the message he delivered in a talk with members of Unified Western Grocers, the Los Angeles-based, retailer-owned cooperative, during

ANAHEIM, Calif. -- Competition from Wal-Mart supercenters may be inevitable, but it is not a death sentence for the independent operator, according to Thomas K. Zaucha, president and chief executive officer of the National Grocers Association, Arlington, Va.

That was the message he delivered in a talk with members of Unified Western Grocers, the Los Angeles-based, retailer-owned cooperative, during Unified's Expo here, and that message will be the focus of a series of operational semi

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