There's no doubt that supercenters are dotting the landscape and will continue to fill the landscape in greater density for the next five years, if not longer. But for conventional-supermarket operators -- whether chain or independent -- that truism isn't sufficient. The question all supermarket operators are asking is, "When will a supercenter locate close to a store for which I'm responsible?" (This assumes they haven't already found out through experience.) The answer is that it remains ...

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