IMPENDING consolidation among retailers in the fragmented Northeast was perhaps the industry's worst-kept secret as 2007 began. By the time the year ended, consolidation was indeed in full effect. The signature deal there was the merging of A&P and Pathmark — a combination seen as years in the making by observers. In the months before the deal was announced in March, its participants spoke openly about the forces requiring additional scale and market strength. Though it was making ...

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.