Slow and unsteady as she goes

Chanil, Debra
September 2005
Progressive Grocer;9/15/2005, Vol. 84 Issue 13, p22
Trade Publication
This article presents the results of the 58th Annual Consumers Expenditures Study in the U.S. in September 2005. Sales performance in the supermarket sector has been trending downward for the past several years, making it a good bet to expect more of the same kind of erosion in 2004. But judging from the results of the 58th Annual Consumer Expenditures Study, grocers, by hook or by crook, managed to staunch the negative flow, logging a 1.2 percent gain in total store sales for the year.


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