REGIONAL CHAINS CAUTIOUS ON MERGERS

Consolidation continues to have an impact on the food retailing industry, although a survey by SN of top executives at regional chains around the country indicated that companies have become far more selective about transactions to pursue."News stories I've read suggest there's going to be more consolidation in business in general, but I don't see much happening in our part of the country or the industry

Consolidation continues to have an impact on the food retailing industry, although a survey by SN of top executives at regional chains around the country indicated that companies have become far more selective about transactions to pursue.

"News stories I've read suggest there's going to be more consolidation in business in general, but I don't see much happening in our part of the country or the industry in [Northern California]," said Bob Piccinini, chairman and chief executive offi

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