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Share of Sales Slip For Small Independent Owners

Independent full-service restaurants and grocery stores fared better than other small retail establishments. Just-released data from the American Express OPEN Independent Retail Index shows independently-owned small retailers account for 11% less of total retail sales than they did 20 years ago (from 57% in 1990 down to 46% in 2009). Independent bars and restaurants fared

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