The biggest industry news stories of the year for the most part revolved around how food retailers coped with the recession. For many that meant slashing prices and ramping up private-label promotions and selection in an effort to keep cash-strapped customers coming into their stores. The focus for some was on retaining market share with lower prices, even if it meant taking a hit to their profitability. For a handful of operators, that simply wasn't enough. With the credit crisis that ...

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