SYRACUSE, N.Y. -- Moving to bolster its presence in northern and central Pennsylvania, Penn Traffic here has agreed to acquire 45 Acme supermarkets from American Stores, Salt Lake City, for about $94 million. For Penn Traffic, a diversified retailer and distributor, the proposed deal would mark its third strategic acquisition in a contiguous market since January 1993, when it acquired 28 supermarkets from Peter J. Schmitt Co., West Seneca, N.Y. Penn Traffic also acquired 12 stores in ...

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