The full text of the first part of the roundtable follows: SN: How has the slow pace of the economy affected the supermarket industry? Gary Giblen: It's made it hard to pass through inflation. That's probably the No. 1 issue going forward — can supermarkets continue to pass through all or most food inflation, given weakened consumers who are rapidly exhausting their unemployment benefits? Some retailers, such as the dollar stores, have recently said they'll go for ...
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