Survival of the fittest

McTaggart, Jenny; Chanil, Debra; Dowdell, Stephen
April 2006
Progressive Grocer;4/15/2006, Vol. 85 Issue 6, p22
Trade Publication
The article discusses the findings of the 73rd Annual Report of the Grocery Industry conducted by Progressive Grocer (PG), which looked into the major trends in retailing in the U.S. in 2005. In the annual survey, PG asked retailers to name the single biggest challenge their company will face in 2006. The retailers cited Wal-Mart as their biggest competitor. Thus, a number supermarket operators have not only researched on Wal-Mart's strengths and weaknesses, but have also come up with strategic plans.


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