Retailers, suppliers maneuver for position as inflation subsides
The sharp inflation in food costs in 2008 only seemed to exacerbate the economic recession and to cause pricing problems for retailers and manufacturers alike. But now that the inflationary wave has crested and passed, in its wake a new pricing battlefield has emerged — between retailers anxious to present their customers with savings opportunities, and manufacturers who want to preserve shelf space against the rising tide of private label. The conflict was exemplified by the recent ...
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