It's obvious enough that the big supermarket retailers are getting bigger, and that the trend is likely to continue. But what may be a little less obvious to those of us in the United States is that such a trend is at work elsewhere in the world as well. The magnitude of food retailing worldwide is difficult to calculate with much precision because, unlike industry practices in this country, retailers on other parts of the globe tend to be multi-format operators. And the difference between ...

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