AWG IN PACT TO ACQUIRE FOOD BARN

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Barring last-minute concessions by Food Barn's union, Associated Wholesale Grocers here expects to acquire the 40-store chain next week, according to papers filed in U.S. Bankruptcy Court.AWG has offered $70 million to acquire the assets of the remaining Food Barn stores here and in neighboring areas of Missouri and Kansas, according to the court papers.The deal, however, is subject

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Barring last-minute concessions by Food Barn's union, Associated Wholesale Grocers here expects to acquire the 40-store chain next week, according to papers filed in U.S. Bankruptcy Court.

AWG has offered $70 million to acquire the assets of the remaining Food Barn stores here and in neighboring areas of Missouri and Kansas, according to the court papers.

The deal, however, is subject to court approval following a Feb. 24 hearing. It also can be terminated

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