RICHMOND, Va. -- Hannaford Bros. accelerated its Southeast expansion last week by reaching agreement to purchase eight supermarket locations from Farm Fresh, based in Norfolk, Va. The transaction, which includes seven units in highly competitive Richmond, jump-starts Scarborough, Maine-based Hannaford's effort to enter the Richmond market and continues its year-old regional push that began with its acquisition of Wilson's Supermarkets, Wilmington, N.C., in July of last year. The move also ...

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