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Our old friend Gary Hawkins, of the Center for Advancing Retail & Technology (CART), posted a LinkedIn column the other day suggesting that the proposed Kroger-Albertsons deal is no less than a significant move in the direction of a total transformation of the traditional retail food business.  Yikes!  That's quite a statement, and so I engaged with Gary in an extended conversation about his conclusions and rationale.  So extended, in fact, that I'm breaking it into two parts … part one today, and part two tomorrow.

If you want to listen to this as an audio podcast, click below.

If you'd like to read Gary's original column, click here.