Are events of early days 2007 destined to replicate, in some form, events of early days 2006? Maybe so. Let's take a look. At precisely this juncture a year ago, it was mentioned in this space that a buyout deal intended to convey many of the retailing assets of Albertsons to Supervalu had foundered. It was evident at the time, though, that Albertsons was destined to be apportioned and somehow sold. Sure enough, as it developed just days later, the Supervalu-Albertsons deal was resurrected ...

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