ST. LOUIS — Schnuck Markets, which earlier this month sold a handful of Memphis-area stores to rival Kroger Co., last week 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 were scheduled to close temporarily and reopen this week. “We don't intend to make any major changes right away,” Scott Schnuck, chief executive ...

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