SEATTLE -- Current conditions in the retailing and health care industries are ripe for drug chain-supermarket mergers, according to a noted securities analyst. Jonathan Ziegler, director of equity research at Salomon Smith Barney, New York, said such mergers are a natural given the increased market-share density, operational benefits and added convenience for consumers they would bring. "Retail is all about convenience today, and these two industries go so well together," he said. ...

REGISTER TO VIEW THIS ARTICLE - Register for a Free Account

WhyRegisterfor FREE?

Salary Survey 2015

Registering for content on Supermarket News will give youINSTANTaccess 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’sFREE, easy and quick. What are you waiting for!In addition you will also receive complimentary access to the SN salary survey data tables.

Click here to read the FAQ page if you have any questions (opens in a new window)

Attention Paid Print Subscribers: While you have already been grantedfreeaccess to SNwe ask that youregister now.We promise it will only take a few minutes! Or visit your profile and add your print magazine account number and zip code.

Already registered? here.