Supermarket operators are bracing for a prolonged economic slowdown that will put pressure on their profitability, according to a survey of food retailers conducted last month by SN. Recovery from the economic recession won't come until at least next year, respondents said. About 84% of those surveyed said they expect the recession to extend to at least 2010, and about a third of those β€” 23.7% of total respondents β€” are even more pessimistic and said they expect that economic recovery β€œis ...

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