BENTONVILLE, Ark. — Wal-Mart Stores here last week said its customers appear to be under intense financial pressure because of the economy, but food retailers around the country told SN they have not seen much impact on consumer spending as back-to-school season approaches. “I can't tell that we've been negatively affected by the economy,” said Roger Collins, chief executive officer, Harps Food Stores, Springdale, Ark. “I haven't noticed any significant changes this year as compared to ...

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