Consolidation: What will Kroger do next?

Consolidation: What will Kroger do next?

This is the second article in a three-part series on what's next for consolidation in the food retail industry. Monday: Southeastern, publicly held conventionals could be next Wednesday: Favorable forecast for merger activity

Jim Hertel, managing partner at consulting firm Willard Bishop, Barrington, Ill., said he believes the Ahold-Delhaize combination may put pressure on Kroger. “If you look at where those [Ahold and Delhaize] stores are located, it’s pretty much where Kroger isn’t. So Kroger might be pressured into deciding whether it wants market representation in those areas, and that c

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