ROSEMONT, Ill. -- The biggest and the smallest retailers have the best chance of survival in today's economic environment, said Gary Michael, former chairman and chief executive officer of Albertson's, Boise, Idaho, keynoting the Private Label Manufacturers Association show here last week. The medium-sized retailers -- defined by Michael as having an annual volume of $2 billion to $3 billion -- will have the most trouble competing as Wal-Mart expands its supercenters and big chains like ...

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