NEW YORK — Product-cost inflation has been manageable so far, an executive from the nation's largest operator of traditional supermarkets told an investor conference here on Tuesday. "The strategy is to pass inflation along, and so far, everyone is being pretty rational," said Michael Schlotman, senior vice president and chief financial officer, Kroger Co., Cincinnati, at the BMO Capital Markets 2011 Farm to Market conference here, although he conceded that pricing pressures vary somewhat ...

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