INDIANAPOLIS -- Marsh Supermarkets here plans to remain independent while growing through in-market acquisitions, Don E. Marsh, chairman and chief executive officer, said here last week. Speaking with securities analysts in a conference call following release of the chain's first-quarter financial results, Marsh said, "Our objective is to stay independent -- because we're better off that way -- and to buy [smaller local] stores like O'Malia and Ross. "We can grow our business that way, and ...

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