This is the second annual SN list of the world's top food retailers, prepared in association with CIES: The Food Business Forum in Paris. Companies on the list have at least 50% of their sales in food and food-related products. r example, Fred Meyer Inc. is not on the list because its most recent acquisitions were not completed until March 1998. Without these, its sales last year were $5.5 billion. But the results of the mergers are that the company is estimated to generate annual sales of ...

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