Food retailers aren't expecting too many surprises this holiday season. Buoyed by a shift toward more at-home dining and buffeted by strong price competition and frugal consumer spending habits, supermarket operators told SN they expect those trends to continue through the end-of-year holidays. “Our sense is, consumers are still a little apprehensive about what 2010 will bring, so we're holding the line for the holidays,” Greg Sandeno, chief operating officer for C&K Market, Brookings, ...

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