GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. -- D&W Food Centers here has abandoned its two-year pursuit of a strategic partner, Doug Blease, president, said. erger partner to reduce its cost of goods but was unable to reach agreements that would satisfy the needs of its management, employees and customers. "We were evaluating strategic partnership opportunities and were in discussions with any major who was out buying companies," Blease said. "We now believe there will continue to be room for well-run ...

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