TIME TO THINK GLOBALLY

To the Editor:e of the global-retailing evolution was accurate and timely [SN, Nov. 29, 1999, "Who's Consolidating America?" Page 1]. But I would challenge readers to look at the story from a different angle: American retailers must look beyond the United States. The largest American grocery retailers must become global to maintain buying clout [on par] with multinational suppliers.The solution may

To the Editor:

e of the global-retailing evolution was accurate and timely [SN, Nov. 29, 1999, "Who's Consolidating America?" Page 1]. But I would challenge readers to look at the story from a different angle: American retailers must look beyond the United States. The largest American grocery retailers must become global to maintain buying clout [on par] with multinational suppliers.

The solution may be for leading American grocers to merge with or acquire European retail

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