NEW YORK -- Financial analysts fully expect the supermarket industry to continue on its course toward greater consolidation in the second half of 1998. In addition, they envision more rational pricing strategies and increased rollout of technology in the second half. "Consolidation will definitely continue in 1998 -- I don't think there's any doubt about it," said Ted Bernstein, a high-yield analyst with Grantchester Securities here, a division of Wasserstein Perella Securities. ...

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