SAN DIEGO — Steve Persitza, Food For All's vice president of sales and marketing in the Western region, knows firsthand about food industry consolidation. It brought him to Food For All nearly 10 years ago after a 20-year career with Hughes Family Markets, Irwindale, Calif. In the late 1990s, Persitza saw Hughes sold to Quality Food Centers, Bellevue, Wash., only to have QFC go to Fred Meyer, Portland, Ore., a short time later and then merge with Kroger, Cincinnati, in 1999, resulting in ...

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