Speculation about potential mergers among some of the food retail industry's larger players arose last week after a year in which such buying and selling activity had virtually ground to a halt. According to one report, a spokesman for Tengelmann Group, A&P's largest shareholder, said A&P would consider a merger with a competitor “in the medium term.” Karl-Erivan Haub, chief executive officer of Germany-based Tengelmann, added that the investor would consider maintaining a reduced ...

REGISTER TO VIEW THIS ARTICLE - Register for a Free Account

Why Register for FREE?

Registering for content on Supermarket News will give you INSTANT access to invaluable articles and media content that industry professionals rely on. You will have access to our special reports, feature articles, and industry analysis. It’s FREE, easy and quick.  What are you waiting for! In addition you will also receive a complimentary copy of SN's salary survey sent to you by email.
 

Click here to read the FAQ page if you have any questions (opens in a new window)
 

Attention Paid Print Subscribers:  While you have already been granted free access to SN we ask that you register now. We promise it will only take a few minutes! Or visit your profile and add your print magazine account number and zip code.

Already registered? here.