EUROPE: IN WAL-MART'S WAKE

Eat or be eaten!That's the choice observers say is facing major retailers in Europe in the wake of Wal-Mart's pending acquisition of U. K.-based Asda.Carrefour apparently chose to dine, disclosing plans earlier this month to acquire Promodes, and other mergers are expected to follow as Wal-Mart Corp., the Bentonville, Ark.-based giant whose footsteps have been shaking up U.S. retailing for more than

Eat or be eaten!

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