PORTLAND, Ore. (FNS) -- Supermarket industry consolidation in the Pacific Northwest has turned "business as usual" into "survival of the fittest" for the region's independent operators. A 1996 study of more than 1,000 retail food companies in Oregon, Washington, Idaho and portions of Montana found the region to have the highest concentration of independently owned stores -- about 40% -- compared with the national average of 25%. But that figure is declining, said local observers. In ...

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