As has been predicted by more than one observer, consolidation activities in the food-retailing sector are likely to swing away from megamergers and toward privately controlled or family directed regional retailers. It's a fairly safe bet this will occur -- assuming consolidation is destined to continue at all -- given the paucity of megamerger candidates. But, should this prediction prove true, it implies a great deal more than just a swing to remaining targets of opportunity. It implies a ...

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