The rest of the year is likely to see a small increase in supermarket sales, a slightly higher increase in earnings and few, if any, major acquisitions, according to industry analysts interviewed by SN. Among the major players, Kroger Co., Cincinnati, and Albertson's, Boise, Idaho, will continue to focus on developing synergies from last year's megamergers, the analysts noted. Safeway, Pleasanton, Calif., whose major acquisitions in 1999 were regional chains, is farther along in the ...
REGISTER TO VIEW THIS ARTICLE - Register for a Free Account
Why Register for FREE?
Registering for content on Supermarket News will give you INSTANT access to invaluable articles and media content that industry professionals rely on. You will have access to our special reports, feature articles, and industry analysis. It’s FREE, easy and quick. What are you waiting for! In addition you will also receive a complimentary copy of SN's salary survey sent to you by email.
Attention Paid Print Subscribers: While you have already been granted free access to SN we ask that you register now. We promise it will only take a few minutes! Or visit your profile and add your print magazine account number and zip code.