There's no sugar coating in this week's coverage of SN's annual Financial Analysts Roundtable (Page 14). The picture drawn by Wall Street's finest is grim: Supermarkets (at least the publicly traded ones) aren't benefiting from the economy's rebound; Wal-Mart Stores is capturing all the industry's growth; and alternative formats are making it difficult for supermarkets to pass on higher costs. But a closer reading of the roundtable transcript unearths some factors that could spark an ...

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