Bashas' Enters Premium Wine Business With Acquisition

CHANDLER, Ariz. Bashas', one of the nation's largest independently owned supermarket operators, is expanding into the high-end wine and spirits business. The chain has broken from its traditional roots with the recent purchase of three Sportsman's Fine Wine and Spirits stores in the rapidly growing Phoenix area, officials said. A wine storage facility also is included in the purchase. Terms of the

CHANDLER, Ariz. — Bashas', one of the nation's largest independently owned supermarket operators, is expanding into the high-end wine and spirits business.

The chain has broken from its traditional roots with the recent purchase of three Sportsman's Fine Wine and Spirits stores in the rapidly growing Phoenix area, officials said. A wine storage facility also is included in the purchase.

Terms of the deal, which closed late last month, were not made public.

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