Size is everything. At least that was the mantra of the late 1990s, when food distributors sought to grow at all costs, often to their detriment. Now companies have a more realistic picture of the pluses and minuses of scale. This week SN spotlights the industry's largest retailers and wholesalers with the annual Top 75 report, a pullout section appearing after Page 32. It turns out the largest operators are getting larger. Each of the top 10 companies grew in volume last year, ...

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