The short-term economic outlook for supermarket operators remains bleak, though there may be some reasons for optimism in the longer term, a panel of industry analysts said during SN's 13th annual Financial Analysts' Roundtable. With a combination of high inflation, rising energy prices and the weak housing market hitting consumers all at once, an ongoing move to trade down seems inevitable, the panelists said during the discussion, which took place recently at SN's offices in New York. ...

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