Analysts maintain cautious outlook during SN's 20th annual roundtable

Analysts maintain cautious outlook during SN's 20th annual roundtable

In this first part of a four-part series, SN presents discussions from last month's Financial Analysts Roundtable, including topics like the improving economy, consumer purchase behavior and Kroger. “The economy is good enough that there’s no trading down behavior to speak of, but we’re not currently seeing a lot of trading up that can really boost supermarket margins.” —ANDREW WOLF, BB&T Capital Markets

The economy has improved enough for supermarkets to begin seeing more positive trends, though Wall Street analysts are maintaining a cautious outlook, according to participants at SN’s 20th Financial Analysts Roundtable.

They also gave Kroger Co. high marks for leading the industry in meeting the needs of today’s consumer.

“The economy is good enough that there’s no trading down behavior to speak of, but we’re not currently seeing a lot of trading up that can

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