The economic recovery is under way — but whether or not supermarkets are on board remains a matter of debate. The early signs of a thaw in consumer spending haven't given food retailers much cause for optimism yet, according to projections by retailers in a survey conducted by SN. More than two-thirds — about 68% — said they think consumer spending will be about the same in 2010 as it was in 2009. Most of the other respondents said they think spending will be marginally better than last ...

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