A Clarification of Statement statement to me that is not accurate ["Factors Driving Consolidation Are Analyzed," Page 1]. The story has me telling the assembled audience at the Food Marketing Institute annual convention that most family-owned [food retailing] companies won't survive into the year 2000. I never said that. First, I don't believe it, and second, it's only a year and a half away. But I do say that many retailers will be tempted [to sell] by high prices being paid by buyers, ...

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