RICHMOND, Va. — Ukrop’s Super Markets, the family-owned chain that became a local institution and an industry icon, is being acquired by Ahold’s Giant-Carlisle division, the chains said today. Ahold said it would pay about $140 million for 25 stores and one new location. The sale announcement ends months of speculation about the future of Ukrop’s, which was founded here in 1937 by James Ukrop and grown into a 27-store chain by his sons, Jim and Bobby Ukrop. The chain is noted for pioneering ...

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