CHICAGO — A combination of food price inflation and a rational pricing environment is helping to spark a recovery among U.S. supermarkets, according to a new report released Monday by Fitch Ratings here. However, retailers will need to manage rising costs and weather growth of alternative channels of trade to sustain the turnaround, Fitch said. Anticipated price inflation — and a determination to pass higher costs along — should lead to faster sales growth and better expense leverage over ...

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