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Disruptors 2016: Rising costs

Amid an improving employment landscape and increasing legislative and regulatory pressures, the costs of operating brick-and-mortar retail stores will force operators to rethink their cost structures.

New federal overtime rules and a handful of measures to increase the minimum wage at the state level are among the costs that the labor-intensive supermarket industry will be coping with in 2017.

The push for a $15 minimum wage has already gained considerable traction —

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