THE SALES RACE

LONDON (FNS) -- The big just keep getting bigger -- and more international. The third annual SN list of the world's top food retailers illustrates that size is more than ever one of the industry's major driving forces as companies scurry to acquire smaller competitors. Many of these acquisitions are taking place in developing markets as food retailers push to become global leaders.The basic mantra

LONDON (FNS) -- The big just keep getting bigger -- and more international. The third annual SN list of the world's top food retailers illustrates that size is more than ever one of the industry's major driving forces as companies scurry to acquire smaller competitors. Many of these acquisitions are taking place in developing markets as food retailers push to become global leaders.

The basic mantra -- eat or be eaten.

"It's a race," said Luc Vandevelde, president and chief o

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