LAS VEGAS -- Consolidation often leads chain operators to lose their focus on serving consumers, Sam Duncan, president of Ralphs Grocery Co., the southern California division of Kroger Co., Cincinnati, said here last week. Speaking as part of a panel at the Western Food Industry Exposition, sponsored by the California Grocers Association, Duncan said, "We're in such a merger frenzy and there's so much pressure to grow, grow, grow that our world has become part of a financial structure ...

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