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August 05, 2011 08:36 ET

Analyst Research on Safeway Inc. and Whole Foods Market Inc. - Grocery Stores Face Headwinds in Food Inflation

JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA--(Marketwire - Aug 5, 2011) - offers investors comprehensive research on the Grocery Stores industry and has completed analytical research on Safeway Inc. (NYSE: SWY) and Whole Foods Market Inc. (NASDAQ: WFM). Register with us today at to have free access to these researches.

As rising commodity costs segue into higher food prices, the Grocery Stores sector is experiencing some difficulty. With lingering high levels of unemployment and high fuel prices, many throughout the economy are questioning the strength of consumers. Potentially weak consumer spending trends are coming at a time when the rising cost of food eats into the Grocery sector's margins. Register now at to have free access to our reports on the Grocery Stores industry. is an online platform where investors doing their due-diligence on the Grocery Stores industry can have easy and free access to our analyst research and opinions on Safeway Inc. and Whole Foods Market Inc.; all investors need to do is register for a complimentary membership at

While stores usually raise prices and pass the cost along to consumers, this may be difficult if consumers are unwilling to pay more. Companies like Safeway Inc. are also suffering from the delays involved with price hikes due to the complications with promotional activity. Investors looking for free research on Safeway Inc. are welcome to sign up at for our new report.

Companies throughout the sector are looking to gain market share in order to grow during a time when overall sector sales seem to be shrinking somewhat. Whole Foods Market Inc. has done fairly well at this, even though its natural and organic specialization typically carries higher price points. Investors looking for complimentary research on Whole Foods Market Inc. are welcome to sign up at for our new report.

With efforts to provide consumers more value, Whole Foods saw comparable same-store sales grow 8.4% in its fiscal third quarter. The typically more affluent customers of the company appear to be continually trading up to higher-end and discretionary products, despite the current macroeconomic uncertainties. Visit to see how companies in this industry have grown over the past years and how they are expected to perform in the future.

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