Inflation May Be Having More Impact: Supervalu

Supervalu's cautionary statement last week about the pressures of inflation have led some analysts to rethink the potential ramifications of product cost increases. Coming as the third strike after Kroger's 2-cent inflation hit and Safeway's speculation that spiraling inflation might soften consumer demand, Supervalu's comments sent the stock tumbling, said Perry Caicco, an analyst with

MINNEAPOLIS — Supervalu's cautionary statement last week about the pressures of inflation have led some analysts to rethink the potential ramifications of product cost increases.

“Coming as the ‘third strike’ after Kroger's 2-cent inflation hit and Safeway's speculation that spiraling inflation might soften consumer demand, Supervalu's comments sent the stock tumbling,” said Perry Caicco, an analyst with CIBC World Markets, Toronto.

The company “seems to be in the teeth

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