Reflections on the past: SN's Financial Analysts Roundtables 2001-2005

Reflections on the past: SN's Financial Analysts Roundtables 2001-2005

In honor of the 20th annual Financial Analysts Roundtable event, SN looks back at the first 19 discussions, presented in a series leading up to SN’s coverage of this year’s event, which took place last month. A summary of 2001-2005 revisits tackling price, and discounters mount a threat

The fortunes of the food retailing industry have varied wildly since 1996, when six analysts gathered at SN’s offices for the first annual Financial Analysts Roundtable.

But then, what hasn’t changed? Half of the banks represented by analysts in 1996 exist today only in memory, or as brand names within larger entities. SN’s offices have moved four times since then. The largest food retailing company on SN’s Top 75 list in 1996 was Kroger, with $23.7 bi

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