Food retailing remains one of the most dynamic and innovative retail sectors in the UK with sales forecast to grow by 17% between 2001 and 2006, according to a new report from Mintel's Retail Intelligence. The report adds that the rationalisation started by US giant Wal-Mart and the Carrefour-Promodès deal still has far to go but the food retailing sector is becoming increasingly concentrated and there has been talk of further concentration in the multiple sector itself, with speculation about possible mergers between the majors.