HOUSTON -- Independents can overcome sales erosion from supercenters by developing a fight-back tactic based on better leveraging of their store image, said members of a seminar panel during last week's National Grocers Association convention here. Panel members -- three independents and one wholesaler -- said independents facing high-volume supercenters should understand and exploit strong points of their own stores' image. Additional strategies for independents may include offering a new ...

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