NORTHLAKE, Ill. -- Dominick's Finer Foods here plans to leverage its buying power as an affiliate of Yucaipa Cos., Robert A. Mariano, president and chief operating officer, told SN in an interview last week. Los Angeles-based Yucaipa completed its purchase of Dominick's for $749 million, including assumption of debt. Yucaipa also owns Smitty's Super Valu, Phoenix, and Food 4 Less Supermarkets, La Habra, Calif., which is negotiating to acquire Ralphs Grocery Co., Compton, Calif. Mariano said ...

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