Independent supermarket operators in the Detroit and Oklahoma City markets are expanding their presence by capitalizing on downsizing efforts by two large chains. In Detroit, several independent customers of Spartan Stores have stepped up to purchase some of the Farmer Jack stores that Montvale, N.J.-based A&P is seeking to sell, while in Oklahoma, Albertsons LLC is selling several of its stores there to independent customers of Associated Wholesale Grocers. Of the 66 Farmer Jacks for ...

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