Regional Chains Poised for Growth: Planet Retail

Local supermarket operators are more likely to see growth in 2010 than the "big three" traditional supermarket chains, according to a new report provided exclusively to SN by Planet Retail.

LONDON — Local supermarket operators are more likely to see growth in 2010 than the "big three" traditional supermarket chains, according to a new report provided exclusively to SN by Planet Retail, based here.

Planet Retail's first ever "Top 10 Retailers to Watch in North America"includes seven regional players. The three national operators are all hard discounters.

"Further consolidation is definitely on the horizon, as struggling retailers look to divest unpro

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