LINCOLN, Neb. — B&R Stores here said yesterday that it has agreed to acquire the Grand Central Apple Market in Kearney, Neb. Terms of the deal, which is expected to close by the end of this month, were not disclosed. Grand Central is privately owned by Eugene and Twyla Simpkins. “The Grand Central supermarket has been a cornerstone of the Kearney community for 39 years, and its legacy as a family-owned business continues on,” said Pat Raybould, president, B&R Stores. B&R operates 19 stores in six markets under the Russ’ Market, Super Saver and Alps banners.
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