Takeover speculation stimulated stock activity during the first half of 1998, enabling food stocks as a group to outperform the general market, and that trend shows no signs of abating during the second half, securities analysts told SN. The SN Composite Index of 44 retail and wholesale food stocks, which includes a handful of mass merchandisers, showed prices up an average of 39.2% for the half, compared with increases of 14.4% for the Dow Jones Index and 18.4% for the Standard & Poor's ...

REGISTER TO VIEW THIS ARTICLE - Register for a Free Account

WhyRegisterfor FREE?

Salary Survey 2015

Registering for content on Supermarket News will give youINSTANTaccess to invaluable articles and media content that industry professionals rely on. You will have access to our special reports, feature articles, and industry analysis. It’sFREE, easy and quick. What are you waiting for!In addition you will also receive complimentary access to the SN salary survey data tables.

Click here to read the FAQ page if you have any questions (opens in a new window)

Attention Paid Print Subscribers: While you have already been grantedfreeaccess to SNwe ask that youregister now.We promise it will only take a few minutes! Or visit your profile and add your print magazine account number and zip code.

Already registered? here.