For the independent grocery sector, it is usually the best of times or the worst of times. Using that Dickensian analogy, Burt Flickinger, managing director of Strategic Resource Group, New York, said he believes it is now the best of times for independents.“Chains that were bundling businesses in the '80s and '90s are now unbundling and selling stores. There is a great opportunity for independents for the next decade,” he predicted. A few examples of independents that have picked up ...

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