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Grocery stores and other food retailers have struggled in recent years as consumers battered by high unemployment and shrinking wages switched from upscale products to discounted bulk goods and generic brands.
It "is going to hit those outlets that cater to lower-income consumers "” Wal-Mart, dollar stores, grocers also," said Andrew P. Wolf, an analyst at BB&T Capital Markets. "If you look at it from a macroeconomic point of view, it's less fiscal stimulus."
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