LOS ANGELES -- Smart & Final here said it will have to be "adaptable and flexible" this year to deal with the uncertainties posed by the economy. However, Ross Roeder, chairman and chief executive officer, said he is optimistic that his company will do well. Speaking with securities analysts in a conference call following the release of the company's first-quarter financial results, Roeder said he is not daunted by the bleak outlook of some industry segments. "This is a difficult year ...

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