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Deloitte grocery insight series: Get the most value for your business

In times of economic uncertainty, although investors expect the grocery sector to deliver strong, steady value, grocers are relying on thin margins. And they are under constant pressure from all sides. Increased competition. Growing complexity. To thrive, grocers now need to drive value in all areas of their business. In this series, published in Grocery Business, we take a holistic approach to issues facing grocers in this intensely competitive sector and offer ways they can maximize value today and for the future.

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