Well, it's happened. The much-negotiated and long-anticipated agreement expected to lead to the buyout of Albertsons by Supervalu and several investment groups was reached last week.
And the deal is stunning in its scope and its implications for Supervalu and Albertsons. Let's take a look at what it means for those operators, and more broadly, for the food distribution industry.
There's no way to overstate the importance of the deal to Supervalu. Just take a look at last week'