AG CLOSING DC, SELLING NONFOOD BUSINESSES

SEATTLE -- Associated Grocers here said last week it plans to sell its general merchandise and health and beauty care business.The retailer-owned cooperative also said it will close its 350,000-square-foot nonfood warehouse in Kent, Wash., in mid-August and seek to sell the facility.The moves come less than two weeks after an arbitration ruling that prohibited AG from outsourcing its nonfood operation

SEATTLE -- Associated Grocers here said last week it plans to sell its general merchandise and health and beauty care business.

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