When we look back at the first three quarters of 2017, we see active customer markets that experienced more industry dynamics than we can recall in recent memory. It seemed at times, that mergers and acquisitions occurred almost daily. Some of these transitions could be perceived as a response to changing competition, others supporting expansion and growth objectives, while others providing necessary consolidation efficiencies.
Whatever the reasoning, 2017 will certainly end up as an unusually interesting year. With that said, we are now seeing these transactions settle in and the dust clear to a point where exciting growth and re-positioning initiatives are being set in motion.
As we work in the upcoming months to close out 2017, and position for 2018, we are excited about this expanded growth and the opportunities it brings for FFS to play a part in their implementation.
The feature article included in this newsletter highlights one of these recent transactions, the Amazon-Whole Foods deal that will undoubtedly change the way many current companies approach the C-Store and convenience grocery markets.
We hope you enjoy this article and best wishes for the remainder of the year as we look forward to continued opportunities to work with existing and new customers to evolve with the ever-changing market dynamics.
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