Are conventional stores going away? No, they aren't, but, as has been the case for a while, they continue to be overshadowed by other food-retailing formats. That fact was made plain in a newly issued store-development study that shows that, for the first time, less than half of all food-retailing stores under operation are considered to be conventional supermarkets. Let's see if we can figure out what that means for the industry and what might be done to shore up conventionals' place in ...

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