Recent reports about improvements in the nation's employment situation and data about pricing could bode well for some traditional supermarket stocks, analysts said last week. Most food retailers tracked by SN underperformed the market in the first quarter as concerns lingered about operators' ability to drive earnings growth amid both food-cost inflation and weakness on the jobs front. “I think a lot of [the underperformance] has to do with the perception of how they are dealing with a ...

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