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Progressive Grocer's Top 20 Stories of 2015 -- #19-20


As yet another tumultuous year in the grocery industry comes to a close, some retailers struggled to hold their footing, while others thrived in what further evolves into a fragmented and often unpredictable retail environment.

As Pacific Northwest retailer Haggen and Montvale, N.J.-based A&P wrote their final chapters, still others expanded their footprint through mergers and acquisitions, most notably the coming together of Kroger and Roundy's, two heavy hitters that will no doubt benefit from the vast list of strengths of the other. 

As we look back on 2015, PG unveils the top 20 stories featured on, between Jan. 1 and Dec. 5, begining with No. 20-19:

#20 - Albertsons, Safeway to Divest 168 Stores in Advance of Merger

        Haggen gains lion’s share 

#19 - Brookshire Grocery Co. Exploring Sale: Report

        Company could fetch as much as $1 billion

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