HIGH HOPES

Traditional food retailers and wholesalers are navigating a sea of cost increases and consumer concerns about food safety, but their forecast is for smooth sailing. As they enter into the second half of 2007, industry executives interviewed by SN said they project strong sales to continue, buoyed in part by inflation that is being passed along to consumers. Although some retailers expressed concern

Traditional food retailers and wholesalers are navigating a sea of cost increases and consumer concerns about food safety, but their forecast is for smooth sailing.

As they enter into the second half of 2007, industry executives interviewed by SN said they project strong sales to continue, buoyed in part by inflation that is being passed along to consumers. Although some retailers expressed concern about cons

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