THIS WEEK IN SUPERMARKET HISTORY

Tending Toward the Middle It seems appropriate in today's flagging economy to revisit pricing themes. Consumer concern with take-home savings has only increased since the soaring economic times of the 1990s. The lead story on July 14, 1997, was the blurring of differences between everyday-low pricing and a high-low operating strategy.As high-low stores became less high and EDLPs relied more and more

Tending Toward the Middle

It seems appropriate in today's flagging economy to revisit pricing themes. Consumer concern with take-home savings has only increased since the soaring economic times of the 1990s. The lead story on July 14, 1997, was the blurring of differences between everyday-low pricing and a high-low operating strategy.

As high-low stores became less high and EDLPs relied more and more on promotional sales and specials to generate consumer interest, the two

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