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Breaking News: As Stalking Horse, C&S Agrees To AWI Asset Purchase; Chapter 11 Filed

A deal was reached September 9 for C&S has entered into an asset purchase agreement with C&S Wholesale Grocers pursuant to which C&S will acquire substantially all of AWI’s assets, including its White Rose distribution business and three distribution centers that are operated by AWI and White Rose.

Update: AWI Says It Is Evaluating Offers

Associated Wholesalers Inc. (AWI), the Robesonia, PA based wholesale co-op, announced on August 22 that, in conjunction with its sale process, it has received and is evaluating offers from potential buyers to acquire the assets of AWI and White Rose. …

Despite ‘Artie T’ Offer, Market Basket Remains At Standstill

Tewksbury, MA based Market Basket continues to see a standoff between the two factions of the Demoulas family, those siding with Arthur T. Demoulas, the recently ousted CEO, and those siding with Arthur S. Demoulas.

Delhaize America Reportedly Mulling Sale Of Bottom Dollar

Sources have told Food Trade News that Delhaize America is considering the sale of its 66 Bottom Dollar Foods stores located in Pennsylvania, Southern New Jersey and Northeast Ohio.

AWI Reportedly Open To Selling Entire Wholesale Enterprise

Sources have told us that AWI is seeking a buyer for its entire wholesale enterprise, not just for its White Rose division.

Safeway Gains Shareholder Approval For Cerberus Deal

Safeway’s shareholders approved a deal for the company to be sold to Cerberus Capital Management.

AWI Reportedly Open To Selling Entire Wholesale Enterprise

Food Trade News has learned that AWI may be considering selling the entire company, rather than just the White Rose division.

Independent Retailers Farmer’s Foods, Camellia Shutter Operations

Two Virginia-based independent retailers that have been in business for a combined 125 years have closed their doors in the past month: Virginia Beach-based Camellia Foods and Farmer’s Foods, based in Hopewell.

Kroger Keeps On Rockin’ With Strong 1st Qtr., Vitacost Deal

The Kroger Company continues to be the hottest supermarket operator in the country. Last month, the Cincinnati-based chain posted another strong earnings report, the first to include its acquisition of Harris Teeter.

Creation Of New Formats Unit Spurs EVP Changes At Ahold USA

Bhavdeep Singh and Mark McGowan will be taking on new roles at Ahold USA.