YEAR IN REVIEW

It was another year of restructuring for debt-heavy retail food operators in 2000 as financial and competitive pressures forced them to make tough decisions about their long-term futures.Five companies were operating under Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection for part of the year, with Grand Union and Jitney Jungle ultimately opting to liquidate and Pathmark, Bruno's and Eagle Food Centers emerging to

It was another year of restructuring for debt-heavy retail food operators in 2000 as financial and competitive pressures forced them to make tough decisions about their long-term futures.

Five companies were operating under Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection for part of the year, with Grand Union and Jitney Jungle ultimately opting to liquidate and Pathmark, Bruno's and Eagle Food Centers emerging to fight the competitive wars another day.

However, with the number of leveraged c

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