Supermarket M&A hits $6.3B for 2013

Sales of U.S. supermarket chains have reached $6.3 billion this year, surpassing the total from the previous six years combined, according to Dealogic. Scott Moses, a managing director at Sagent Advisors who advised The United Family on its sale to Albertsons, says he thinks there might be more deals on the horizon. "The scale benefits that regional operators get when they become part of a larger business helps them mitigate economic and competitive pressure," he said.

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