INDEPENDENT WINS $16M AWARD FROM SUPERVALU RICHMOND, VA. — A jury here has awarded $16 million to a former independent customer of Supervalu, who had argued the wholesaler forced him out of business, reports said last week. Jonathan Johnson, the former operator of Community Pride supermarkets here, had filed a $25 million personal injury lawsuit against Supervalu in 2004, alleging that the Minneapolis-based wholesaler sabotaged his efforts to purchase Camellia's, another small grocery ...
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