SALT LAKE CITY -- Associated Food Stores here moved further into corporate retail ownership last week with the pending acquisition of Dan's Grocery Stores, a multi-unit operator here. The acquisition -- the retailer-owned cooperative's third since January -- is expected to be completed by Jan. 15. Rich Parkinson, president and chief executive officer of Associated, told SN the deal is part of Associated's new strategy to build its corporate retail business as a way of protecting market ...

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