Economic News Not All Bad for Retailers

The annual trends report from Carol Christison, executive director for the International Dairy-Deli-Bakery Association, presented here at the association's 2008 trade show and expo, began on what has become an all-too-familiar note for food retailers and suppliers. American consumers are feeling tapped out. The bursting of the housing bubble has sapped away nest eggs, while an ongoing

NEW ORLEANS — The annual trends report from Carol Christison, executive director for the International Dairy-Deli-Bakery Association, presented here at the association's 2008 trade show and expo, began on what has become an all-too-familiar note for food retailers and suppliers.

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