MINNEAPOLIS -- Supervalu here is expected to strengthen its position as the nation's leading wholesaler and one of its leading retailers with the acquisition of Richfood Holdings, Richmond, Va., the dominant distributor in the Mid-Atlantic region. Analysts told SN they expect Supervalu to expand Shoppers Food Warehouse within the Washington marketing area; make its Sav-A-Lot limited-assortment format available to Mid-Atlantic operators, and be more willing than Richfood has been to make ...

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