BIG D CHAIN TO BE SOLD TO PRICE CHOPPER

SCHENECTADY, N.Y. -- Price Chopper Supermarkets here last week entered into a definitive agreement to purchase the 12-store Big D chain from Wonder Market Cos., Worcester, Mass.The move would expand Price Chopper's presence in Massachusetts and add an estimated $160 million to its $1.5 billion sales base. It also would signal Wonder Market's exit from the grocery business after 72 years in the region.Executives

SCHENECTADY, N.Y. -- Price Chopper Supermarkets here last week entered into a definitive agreement to purchase the 12-store Big D chain from Wonder Market Cos., Worcester, Mass.

The move would expand Price Chopper's presence in Massachusetts and add an estimated $160 million to its $1.5 billion sales base. It also would signal Wonder Market's exit from the grocery business after 72 years in the region.

Executives from both companies declined to discuss the financial terms of t

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