LUMBERTON, N.C. — Approximately 25 Piggly Wiggly stores in the eastern part of North Carolina are in the process of switching wholesalers — to Merchants Distributors Inc., Hickory, N.C., from Nash Finch, Minneapolis, industry sources told SN. Alec Covington, president and chief executive officer of Nash Finch, said in a conference call last week the company expects revenues in its wholesale segment to drop between $22 million and $25 million in the current quarter as a customer in the ...

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