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Metcash independents see market share under threat

Grocery, liquor and hardware wholesaler Metcash has returned to profits in the 2019 financial year but remains under pressure to maintain market share, sales and earnings. Metcash has restructured and developed strategies to strengthen its independent retailers in the face of increasing competition, especially in its supermarket and convenience store business. The challenge is reflected in the closure of 54 stores in the past two financial years in Western Australia following the entry of the Ge