Peter Larkin likes how independent grocers are performing against their major chain competitors. "They're holding their own and actually some are doing quite well," said the National Grocer Association's president and CEO prior to The NGA Show in Las Vegas. "I attribute that to their flexibility to be able to respond to the marketplace at a moment's notice. It's still a slow, sluggish economy, but our guys are doing well." Larkin was interviewed by SN's David Orgel and Supermarket Guru Phil Lempert as part of SN's coverage of anual show.
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