The trend toward consolidation in the supermarket industry continued in 2000, albeit at a slower pace and with few of the so-called "megamergers" that rocked the industry in 1998 and 1999. While Kroger Co., Cincinnati, and Albertson's, Boise, Idaho, largely devoted themselves to digesting the major assets they acquired last year, other companies turned their focus toward regional chains. As the year ended, Seaway Food Town, Maumee, Ohio; Grand Union, Wayne, N.J.; and Genuardi's Family ...

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