SHEBOYGAN, Wis. — Paul Butera, who as chairman of the Certified Grocers cooperative led Certified's acquisition of voluntary wholesaler Fresh Brands here, is close to buying Fresh Brands back from Certified, sources told SN last week.
The move would coincide with Butera switching distributors for his Butera Markets chain from Certified to Fresh Brands, and could signal the beginning of additional consolidation among Midwest wholesalers, sources said. Other Certified retailers may also ...
REGISTER TO VIEW THIS ARTICLE - Register for a Free Account
Registering for content on Supermarket News will give you INSTANT access to invaluable articles and media content that industry professionals rely on. You will have access to our special reports, feature articles, and industry analysis. It’s FREE, easy and quick. What are you waiting for! In addition you will also receive complimentary access to the SN salary survey data tables.
Click here to read the FAQ page if you have any questions (opens in a new window)
Attention Paid Print Subscribers: While you have already been granted free access to SN we ask that you register now. We promise it will only take a few minutes! Or visit your profile and add your print magazine account number and zip code.