LAS VEGAS — Low prices are not as important for an independent operator as the friendliness of employees and the quality of the perishables, a panel of industry executives told a breakfast meeting Monday during the National Grocers Association convention here. The traditional high-low retailer is changing,” Tim Myers, senior vice president, sales and retailer operations, for Affiliated Foods Midwest, Norfolk, Neb., said. “He can still run ads with hot prices, but value ...

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