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There is an interview in the Business Journal with Robert Mariano, chairman/president/CEO of Roundy's Inc., in which he is asked if Roundy’s parent company, Willis Stein & Partners, happy with the current stock price of about $6.

To which Mariano responds:

"The stock will do what the stock will do. Probably we’d like it to be a little higher, but there’s a host of reasons why it’s not. I can’t control what the stock market does. What I can control is what happens with our stores, the experience our customers have, the number of customers who come through the door."
KC's View:
True enough. That's all that retailers really can control ... and the food retailers that worry more about stock market share prices than share of stomach are the ones that, in my view, are making a mistake.