Largest Chains Increase Market Share

Boosted by acquisitions, new-store development, inflation and same-store sales growth, this year's SN Top 75 posted $830.19 billion in sales, up about 4.26% over the year-ago total of $796.29 billion. That figure is only slightly more than the 3%-4% food-price inflation supermarket operators said they passed along in 2007, but it still reflects the overall strength of food retailing as consumers seemed

Boosted by acquisitions, new-store development, inflation and same-store sales growth, this year's SN Top 75 posted $830.19 billion in sales, up about 4.26% over the year-ago total of $796.29 billion.

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