Consumers Seen Under Pressure Into 2010

Like the groundhog that sees its shadow and predicts six more weeks of winter, food industry executives are looking at the current economic climate and seeing six more months of bargain-hunting shoppers. We're hoping to see some lift by the holidays at the end of the year, as people become more used to eating or entertaining at home, said Dick King, vice president of Associated Food Stores, Salt Lake

Like the groundhog that sees its shadow and predicts six more weeks of winter, food industry executives are looking at the current economic climate and seeing six more months of bargain-hunting shoppers.

“We're hoping to see some lift by the holidays at the end of the year, as people become more used to eating or entertaining at home,” said Dick King, vice president of Associated Food Stores, Salt Lake City, in an interview with SN. “That will be a good start for a recovery, bu

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