Giant Eagle, the privately held chain in Pittsburgh, isn't the largest chain around, but it has big ambitions. They were outlined in a Page 1 news feature in last week's SN. Executives of the chain hope to build its current sales level from $4.5 billion to $9 billion in the space of five years. Many retailers have similar plans. Some will succeed, others won't. But the reason ambitions for Giant Eagle are worth a second look this week is that its executives' view of food retailing is ...

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