CONSOLIDATION'S AFTERMATH

Retail consolidation is moving right along, as a glance at the front page and other pages of this week's SN will show quite vividly.All this raises two questions: How long will consolidation strings play out, and what are the various effects consolidation will have on the food-retailing industry?First, it appears as though megamergers are on the wane, not withstanding the fact that last week brought

Retail consolidation is moving right along, as a glance at the front page and other pages of this week's SN will show quite vividly.

All this raises two questions: How long will consolidation strings play out, and what are the various effects consolidation will have on the food-retailing industry?

First, it appears as though megamergers are on the wane, not withstanding the fact that last week brought news of Safeway's proposed acquisition of Dominick's Supermarkets in a deal

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