ST. LOUIS — Schnuck Markets, which earlier this month sold a handful of Memphis area stores to rival Kroger Co., on Wednesday returned the favor, acquiring seven Hilander stores in Rockford, Ill. from Kroger. Financial terms were not disclosed. Schnucks said it would operate the stores under the Hilander banner, at least initially. The stores are scheduled to be closed for inventory on Sunday, and will reopen Wednesday or Thursday of next week. "We don’t intend to make any major changes ...

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