With food retailers facing a mixed bag as the global economic downturn bites, it is becoming clear that some are faring better than others. Earlier this month, Pick n Pay, South Africa's largest grocery retailer, was named international retailer of the year by the US-based National Retail Federation. In January's just-food interview, Katy Humphries spoke with Pick n Pay's chief executive Nick Badminton about the company's recipe for success and the challenges that lay ahead.