Retailers Optimistic for 2008 Despite Inflation Pressures

The prospects of ongoing food-cost inflation and lingering economic malaise are of some concern to supermarket industry leaders, but such conditions have not tempered these executives' outlooks for prosperity in the year ahead. Supermarket chief executive officers from around the country interviewed by SN over the last few weeks said they expect pricing pressures to continue as fuel and commodity

The prospects of ongoing food-cost inflation and lingering economic malaise are of some concern to supermarket industry leaders, but such conditions have not tempered these executives' outlooks for prosperity in the year ahead.

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