The number crunchers have had their way and midyear sales results are in, so now is a good time to pause and see how supermarket sales trends are shaping up so far this year. And it's also a good time to weigh the opinion of industry executives as they reflect on how sales may play out for the balance of the year. First, let's take a look at overall numbers concerning retail sales. Unfortunately, it turns out, growth in the grocery sector looks a little on the anemic side as measured both ...

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