Sheboygan, Wis. — Paul Butera confirmed last week that he will buy out his fellow co-owners of Fresh Brands and gain sole control of the retailer-wholesaler here. The deal gives Butera control of 26 corporate stores and a distribution business serving 95 additional stores operating under the Piggly Wiggly banner in Wisconsin, Illinois and Iowa. Several members of the Butera family with roots in the grocery industry are joining Paul Butera in the venture, Fresh Brands said. Butera said he ...

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