COMPTON, Calif. -- Although negotiations for the sale of Ralphs Grocery Co. to Food 4 Less Supermarkets, La Habra, Calif., were reportedly continuing, it was not clear last week when a deal might be forthcoming, SN sources said. Despite reports that a deal may be imminent, observers said there is at least one major sticking point. Executives of Ralphs and Yucaipa Cos., the parent company of Food 4 Less, were not available for comment last week. The sticking point in negotiations ...

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