Retailers Wary, But Confident

Retailers Wary, But Confident

By focusing on strong value propositions and innovation, supermarket executives surveyed by SN said they see plenty of opportunity for growth in 2009 although their optimism is certainly guarded. There is no doubt the aftershocks of a global economic slowdown will continue into 2009, said Ric Jurgens, chairman, president and chief executive officer, Hy-Vee, West Des Moines, Iowa. The dichotomy of

By focusing on strong value propositions and innovation, supermarket executives surveyed by SN said they see plenty of opportunity for growth in 2009 — although their optimism is certainly guarded.

“There is no doubt the aftershocks of a global economic slowdown will continue into 2009,” said Ric Jurgens, chairman, president and chief executive officer, Hy-Vee, West Des Moines,

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