BIG V FILES CHAPTER 11, WILL LEAVE WAKEFERN

FLORIDA, N.Y. -- Big V Supermarkets here said it has filed a voluntary petition for reorganization under Chapter 11 of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code to implement a major financial and operational restructuring.The restructuring involved, in part, Big V's decision to change suppliers -- ending its 41-year membership in Wakefern Food Corp., Elizabeth, N.J., and signing a 15-year supply agreement with C&S

FLORIDA, N.Y. -- Big V Supermarkets here said it has filed a voluntary petition for reorganization under Chapter 11 of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code to implement a major financial and operational restructuring.

The restructuring involved, in part, Big V's decision to change suppliers -- ending its 41-year membership in Wakefern Food Corp., Elizabeth, N.J., and signing a 15-year supply agreement with C&S Wholesale Grocers, Brattleboro, Vt. -- which prompted Wakefern to file suit against

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