INDUSTRY CONCENTRATION SEEN DRYING UP SECOND TIER

NEW YORK -- Manufacturer consolidation in the beverage industry is continuing at an unprecedented pace, threatening the existence of midsize players, said a leading industry consultant."The trend toward industry consolidation and concentration is accelerating at a far faster pace and is more universal and across the board than anything that we have ever experienced before," said Michael Bellas, chairman

NEW YORK -- Manufacturer consolidation in the beverage industry is continuing at an unprecedented pace, threatening the existence of midsize players, said a leading industry consultant.

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