BIRMINGHAM, Ala. ‚ÄĒ Bruno‚Äôs Supermarkets has sought permission to close 10 stores as part of its bankruptcy proceedings. The retailer asked the court this week to approve the appointment of a liquidator to conduct going-out-of-business sales and close the locations by March 31. The stores include Bruno‚Äôs locations in Montgomery, Birmingham, Homewood and Auburn, Ala., and Food World stores in Bessemer, Montgomery, Wetumpka, Adamsville, Fairhope and Millbrook, Ala.
Also this week, the court named a seven-member official committee to oversee the interests of unsecured creditors in the case. Its members include suppliers Coca-Cola Enterprises, Buffalo Rock Co., and Flowers Foods; distributor C&S Wholesale Grocers; marketers Vertis Inc. and Palladeo; and the insurance company Cardinal Health.
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