CASUALTIES OF CONSOLIDATION

The seemingly unstoppable march toward consolidation in the supermarket industry has generally been greeted with glee by investors.In executive offices, however, news of the latest merger is more likely to provoke anxiety than enthusiasm.In interviews with present and former supermarket executives, executive recruiters and food-retailing consultants, SN found that concern about the effects of consolidation

The seemingly unstoppable march toward consolidation in the supermarket industry has generally been greeted with glee by investors.

In executive offices, however, news of the latest merger is more likely to provoke anxiety than enthusiasm.

In interviews with present and former supermarket executives, executive recruiters and food-retailing consultants, SN found that concern about the effects of consolidation on careers in the industry is nearly universal.

"I've had the

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