MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Kroger Co. will expand its dominance of this market with the planned acquisition of several Schnuck Markets stores here, as that company exits the region after a nine-year run. Cincinnati-based Kroger said it has agreed to buy nine of the 12 area Schnucks supermarket locations, and it plans to convert eight of them to the Kroger banner during the next few weeks and close the remaining location. It also plans to buy eight of the Schnucks fuel centers in the market and ...

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