Supermarkets don't need public financing or the efficiencies of operating a national network of stores in order to extend their operations into new markets, as evidenced by the five companies profiled in the following section. tore construction at a time when many of the larger, publicly financed companies have had to rein in their growth strategies. The companies profiled here fit an updated description of an "independent" food-retailing enterprise, defined by the National Grocers ...

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