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FOOD RETAILERS' FORECAST FOR FALL: PARTLY SUNNY SALES 
Consumers are feeling the pressures of higher gas prices and an uncertain economy, and that's both good and bad news for supermarkets.Although they expressed
RETAILERS 'GO GREEN' TO HELP ENVIRONMENT, CUT COSTS 
As energy costs increasingly bite into food retailers' bottom lines and consumers become more concerned about environmental issues, more and more operators
THE HIGH COST OF RETAILING 
Amid signs that the economic growth of the first half of 2006 may cool down in the second half of the year, food retailers said rising cost pressures
MIXED REPORT CARD FOR SALES AGENTS 
WASHINGTON - Packaged goods makers are likely to increase their reliance on outside sales agents and brokers, though they are mixed on whether outside
RETAILERS BATTLE RISING FUEL COSTS 
Rising gas prices present challenges to be overcome while merger activities present opportunities for growth, top-level industry executives told SN on
AS GASOLINE PRICES RISE, RETAILERS SEE SILVER LINING 
This spring's spike in gas prices might be pinching low-income consumers, but some supermarket operators say the news isn't necessarily all bad.The recent
MANDATORY HEALTH CARE BILLS GET SOME INDUSTRY SUPPORT 
Unions aren't the only ones who want Wal-Mart to pay its "fair share."As legislation has been introduced in several states around the country calling
FOOD FOR THOUGHT 
What a difference a year makes.Bird flu, unfamiliar to most Americans in 2004, suddenly became a critical issue for companies, the government and the
FOOD RETAILERS LOOK TO CYBERSPACE FOR HOLIDAY BOOST 
Holiday e-tailing has hit the supermarket channel in a big way this year as chains around the country are leveraging their Web sites to promote everything
GRAIN OF TRUTH 
People are starting to recognize the importance of getting more whole grains in their diet, but many still don't know what they are or how to identify
REVIEW OF ALBERTSONS' ASSETS IN SELECTED MARKETS 
BOISE, Idaho -- With most observers expecting Albertsons to be broken up and sold to a variety of buyers, SN sought industry opinions on some of the major
ESCALATING GAS PRICES BURN RETAILERS AT BOTH ENDS 
Rising fuel prices are threatening to clog the economy's engine and are forcing some food distributors to adjust their marketing strategies and delivery
GAINS SEEN, BUT NOT FOR SUPERMARKETS 
Schoolchildren around the country are certainly excited about it, but some analysts say retailers may not have all that much to look forward to this summer.Despite
REGIONAL CHAINS CAUTIOUS ON MERGERS 
Consolidation continues to have an impact on the food retailing industry, although a survey by SN of top executives at regional chains around the country
RETAILERS SEEK AN EDGE AT FMI 
CHICAGO -- Retailers face an increasingly difficult battle to win over an evolving customer base and to compete against fast-growing alternative formats,
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