Deflation and the weak economy took its toll on North American food distributors in 2009, as total volume for the Top 75 food retailers and wholesalers fell about 0.2% compared with a year ago. Total revenues for the group, which includes sales of both food and nonfood merchandise in North America, were $891.4 billion, compared with $893.08 billion in 2008. The 10 largest companies on the Top 75 list saw revenues slide 1.2% in 2009, to $606 billion, compared with a year ago. Most of the ...

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