As the national economy continues to improve, supermarket chains continue to achieve better operating results, according to an SN survey. Those results were driven by a recovery from the recession in most parts of the country, a strengthening in private-label business, inflation in some commodity prices and restructuring efforts by various chains. "The second-half results follow logically from those of the first half, when the industry began emerging from the funk that lasted from mid-1991 ...

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