NEW YORK — The growth of non-traditional food retailers is helping to keep retail food prices low, particularly in communities with a high concentration of such outlets, Ephraim Leibtag, a senior economist with the U.S. Department of Agriculture, said at the Citi Investment Research Food & Drug Retail Conference here last week. “The question we are asking is how does the overall market share for nontraditional stores in a given market impact price differences,” Leibtag said. “What we ...
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