Consolidation Opportunities Rising: Panel

NEW YORK — Although buyers are still proceeding with caution, economic pressures will result in more supermarket consolidation in 2011, according to a panel discussion held here Thursday.

NEW YORK — Although buyers are still proceeding with caution, economic pressures will result in more supermarket consolidation in 2011, according to a panel discussion held here Thursday.

“A new wave of consolidation seems to be coming, though the list of successful retailers who could be buyers is short, and we believe those few have been trying to learn from their past mistakes,” Meredith Adler, an equities analyst following supermarkets for Barclays Capital said at the panel

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