MINNEAPOLIS -- Nash Finch Co. President and Chief Executive Officer Al Flaten said the company must continue its course of growth to stay competitive in an industry caught in the "throes of transformation." we must grow, for there is efficiency in size." Flaten said the company will grow through acquisition. In 1996, the company closed on its two largest acquisitions, Military Distributors of Virginia -- making Nash Finch the largest food supplier to the military commissary system -- and ...

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