MECHANICSVILLE, Va. -- Nearly all of Richfood Holdings' 1,000 independent stores are expected to procure their nonfood from Wakefern Food Corp., Elizabeth, N.J., under an agreement between the two companies. According to Don Bennett, Richfood chairman and chief executive officer, about 70 stores have agreed to be supplied by Wakefern, a retailer-owned cooperative, which is the wholesale buying arm of ShopRite supermarkets in New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Connecticut and Delaware. ...
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