JACKSON, Miss. -- Jitney Jungle Stores of America here stood on the verge of extinction last week after auctioning off 112 of its 137 locations.
The stores were purchased by a variety of buyers, including Winn-Dixie, which agreed to take 68 locations; Bruno's Supermarkets, which is taking 19; Fleming, which agreed to buy 14; Brookshire Grocery Co., which is acquiring four; Albertson's, which is acquiring one; and several independents, who collectively are buying six.
Ron Johnson, chairman ...
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