LOS ANGELES -- Unified Western Grocers here said last week it is operating three northern California stores on a temporary basis after acquiring them from a member that liquidated its assets. The stores, formerly called Bianchini's Apple Markets, are part of the Apple Markets banner the member-owned cooperative licenses to 18 other California stores. Since acquiring the stores in June, Unified has renamed them Apple Markets, replenished the shelves and performed minor repairs, but hopes to ...

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