Retailers See Opportunities in Weak Economy

The weakened economy could offer positive opportunities for supermarkets to strengthen their bond with consumers, a panel of industry executives said last week at a general session of the National Grocers Association's annual convention. There will be opportunities for the industry to recognize and accommodate changes in shoppers' habits, particularly the shift in spending to more eating

LAS VEGAS — The weakened economy could offer positive opportunities for supermarkets to strengthen their bond with consumers, a panel of industry executives said last week at a general session of the National Grocers Association's annual convention here.

“There will be opportunities for the industry to recognize and accommodate changes in shoppers' habits, particularly the shift in spending to more eating at home,” Chris Coborn, president and chief executive officer of Coborn's

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