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Kroger CFO Mike Schlotman told a financial conference yesterday that the company would not object to doing a sizable acquisition if the right opportunity presents itself, but prefers smaller, fill-in deals in markets where it already has a presence.

The conference is the same one where earlier this week Safeway CFO Robert Edwards said that increased consolidation in the food retailing business could point the way to Safeway looking for acquisition opportunities.
KC's View:
Déjà vu all over again? Definitely.

We expect plenty to write about in the coming 18 months in the M&A sector.