Financial Analysts: No Relief in Sight

The supermarket industry faces a difficult road ahead, according to the 2011 SN Analysts Roundtable

NEW YORK — Inflation and lingering economic sluggishness are likely to continue to confound the industry well into next year, according to a panel of seven industry analysts at SN's 16th annual Analysts Roundtable here.

“If the economy doesn't improve, the consumer will be in worse shape next year, and rationality may not prevail the way it has so far this year,” John Heinbockel, managing director for Guggenheim Partners, New York, said. “I'm much more concerne

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