In an interview with SN, Ron Burkle of Yucaipa Cos. discusses his approach to industry consolidation
Can Yucaipa Cos. consolidate the Northeast the way it did the West and Southwest? It is certainly in the midst of trying — though it looks like a long haul before the A&P/Pathmark combination Yucaipa has already sculpted will be in financial shape to attract an ultimate buyer. Still unclear is if or when Yucaipa will try to broaden its Northeast holdings — possibly by adding any number of smaller regional chains and potentially Shaw's in New England if Supervalu opts to sell — and, ...
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