SN Analysts Roundtable, Part 2: Grocery Competition Increases in a ‘Middling’ Recovery

SN Analysts Roundtable, Part 2: Grocery Competition Increases in a ‘Middling’ Recovery

"If the economy continues to sort of limp along, the supermarket rally may be short-lived.” — Andrew Wolfe, managing director, BB&T Capital Markets

NEW YORK — The economic recovery is in mid-cycle — a good place for it to be for the conventional supermarket industry — though increasing competition from lower-priced alternatives still presents serious challenges, industry analysts said here during SN’s 18th annual Financial Analysts Roundtable.

The participants also said Whole Foods Market continues to hold a unique plac

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