Jim Denges, CEO of cooperative wholesaler Central Grocers, Joliet, Ill., said same-store sales were flat to slightly negative among its members in the first half of the year, but overall sales were up as a result of new business. Central’s co-op includes around 500 stores, including 39 Strack & Van Til corporately owned supermarkets. CONNECT WITH SN ON TWITTER Follow @SN_News for updates throughout the day. “We’re facing a lot of new competition, and ...

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