Independent supermarket companies in the U.S. heartland have discovered that their landscape has changed in the past few years. Hundreds of supercenters have arrived to siphon off their share of customers. Food retailers are now finding that communities that used to be able to support two conventional supermarkets are now no longer providing enough business for quite that many stores. Michael Feldpausch, chairman and chief executive officer, G&R Felpausch (Feldpausch's grandfather ...

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