NEW YORK -- Mergers will still be hot news in 1999, but integration of newly acquired operations will also take the spotlight. Supermarket companies will delve into the challenges of melding businesses, and those that succeed will have powerful integration models to use for future acquisitions. "1999 will be the year of integration and executing of strategies," said Ed Comeau, vice president at Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette, at DLJ's Food & Drug Retailing Conference here earlier ...

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