MINNEAPOLIS -- One of the more startling moments in the annals of the food distribution industry's recent history came earlier this year when Supervalu walked away from negotiations with Kmart to become sole supplier for its food retailing business. t expected to have an annual sales volume of some $4.5 billion, a number likely to grow substantially in upcoming years. In past years, Supervalu and Fleming had been the chief suppliers to Kmart's food business. Supervalu's share of that was ...

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