AWG MAY PURCHASE FOOD BARN STORES

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Associated Wholesale Grocers is looking to buy stores from the bankrupt Food Barn chain if current negotiations with the chain's principal union fail to produce concessions, it was revealed in U.S. Bankruptcy Court here.Details of AWG's letter of intent regarding the purchase were not disclosed in court. Judge Frank W. Koger, however, gave the wholesaler until Jan. 31 to come up

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Associated Wholesale Grocers is looking to buy stores from the bankrupt Food Barn chain if current negotiations with the chain's principal union fail to produce concessions, it was revealed in U.S. Bankruptcy Court here.

Details of AWG's letter of intent regarding the purchase were not disclosed in court. Judge Frank W. Koger, however, gave the wholesaler until Jan. 31 to come up with a definitive agreement with Food Barn.

AWG, a cooperative wholesaler, is

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