Center Store Survey 2008

Center Store Survey 2008

S upermarkets are adjusting prices and catering to budget-minded shoppers with better meal solutions and enhanced private-label lines

The majority of retailers (55.1%) polled as part of SN’s fifth annual survey of Center Store performance reported that higher commodity costs have had a fairly significant effect on the retail cost of groceries in their stores. More than one-quarter (26.1%) said food price inflation is impacting shelf prices significantly, 11.6% described the consequence as very significant, and 5.8% categorized it as not significant.

"Margins are getting tighter, with the numerous cost increases from

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