Food-Retailing Acquisitions Pick Up Steam in 2011
By MARK HAMSTRA Food retailers executed a handful of strategic acquisitions in 2011 as both national and regional players strengthened their positions in existing geographies, and, in some cases, expanded into new markets. Private equity also made some significant investments in the industry, including buyouts of BJ’s, Haggen and 99 Cents Only. Activity was especially robust in the first half of the year, when Food Institute, Upper ...
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