The consolidation of magazine wholesale resources began earlier this year with chains such as Safeway, Albertson's and Raley's Supermarkets on the West Coast leading the movement. Now alternative channels of trade are going the same route. Here is an update of what is taking place. ake place by January. Bi-Lo, Mauldin, S.C. Consolidation Status: Investigating the issue, possibly close to a decision. Circle K, Phoenix Consolidation Status: No announced plans but 'open to offers'. Kmart ...

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