SEATTLE -- Associated Grocers here said last week it plans to sell its general merchandise and health and beauty care business. The retailer-owned cooperative also said it will close its 350,000-square-foot nonfood warehouse in Kent, Wash., in mid-August and seek to sell the facility. The moves come less than two weeks after an arbitration ruling that prohibited AG from outsourcing its nonfood operation to another company's warehouse. AG said it had negotiated a supply agreement with ...

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