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Wall Street Equity Research

September 01, 2010 08:53 ET

Professional Research on Sysco and SUPERVALU - Sneak Peek in the Grocery Industry

JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA--(Marketwire - September 1, 2010) - gives shareholders valuable insight on grocery stocks Sysco Corp. (NYSE: SYY) and SUPERVALU Inc. (NYSE: SVU). Sign up today at to receive free research reports on these equities.

Total sales in the U.S. grocery industry are around $820 billion, but the industry is highly competitive and claiming a piece of the pie is not easy. Revenues over the past year have been mixed, as some companies are even struggling to reach 2009 levels. The sales environment is still one of deep discounts, continual promotions and inventive reward schemes. Although these tactics can be effective in luring customers in the door they reduce profit margins and have been going on for too long. is a specialized website where investors can have specific access to free reports grocery industry; traders looking for analyst opinions on Sysco Corp., SUPERVALU Inc. and other companies in this industry are welcomed to sign up for a free one year membership at

Supermarkets are facing increasing competition especially from discount chains. They are attempting to take costs out of their businesses to control their margins but need to be careful not to lose their distinguishing higher quality feel in doing so. Food suppliers are also striving to improve efficiency. Where educational and healthcare facilities have provided grocery suppliers with some degree of stability restaurants were hit hard during the recession and have still not recovered. Visit us at to understand the catalysts and forces driving or affecting the grocery industry in today's economic environment.

Of grave concern to the industry are rising food costs. Over the past few months' meat, dairy, produce and wheat prices have all been climbing. Companies in the grocery industry are now faced with the unpleasant decision of how much of these costs they can afford to absorb and how much they can pass on to their customers.
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SUPERVALU Inc., in contrast, saw its net income fall to $67 million as compared to the same time period in 2009 with revenue declining as well to $11.5 billion. Traders can have complimentary access to today's complete research report on SUPERVALU Inc. by signing up at

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