Strategic Initiatives Yield Results on the Bottom Line

Robust financial results in the second half of 2006 reflected the culmination of the industry's efforts to do a better job of merchandising, and the first half of this year should see a continuation of those positive trends, analysts told SN. The only potential threats to the upbeat outlook, they said, are a rise in some commodity prices and the tougher financial comparisons supermarkets will face.

Robust financial results in the second half of 2006 reflected the culmination of the industry's efforts to do a better job of merchandising, and the first half of this year should see a continuation of those positive trends, analysts told SN.

The only potential threats to the upbeat outlook, they said, are a rise in some commodity prices and the tougher financial comparisons supermarkets will face.

“The second half was phenomenal and shows the industry is alive and vibr

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