Does it just seem that way, or is it nearly impossible to pick up an issue of SN without learning that another buyout involving a food retailer has just occurred?
There's one good way to find out. I laid out 20 of the most recent weekly issues of SN to see how many financial transactions of a magnitude sufficient to make it to the front page have been cited. I found that seven deals involving retailers were mentioned on SN's front page in that time alone.
So let's spend a mome