SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. β€” If inflation becomes an issue, Stater Bros. will decide whether to raise prices based on what competitors do, Jack Brown, chairman and chief executive officer, told investors last week. β€œIt will be a competitive call whether we pass some inflation through or not, but looking at the operating results of the three national companies we compete with [Kroger Co., Safeway and Supervalu/Albertsons], I don't think any of them are ready to reduce their profits.” Brown made ...

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