Merchants' outlook has wilted

September 2005
Progressive Grocer;9/15/2005, Vol. 84 Issue 13, p11
Trade Publication
This article presents the results of an industrial survey conducted by VNU among U.S. supermarkets in September 2005. Smaller companies in particular seemed to be feeling the pressure most acutely. Only 38 percent of retailers with one to 25 units were feeling positive about current business. The optimism decreased the most among supermarket operators, to 58.3 percent in July 2005 from 71.8 percent in July 2004.


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