BRUNO'S SET TO DIVEST 13 ATLANTA-AREA UNITS TO INGLES

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. -- Bruno's here said it will sell 13 Atlanta-area supermarkets to Ingles Markets, Black Mountain, N.C., and exit the central and northern Georgia markets."Atlanta is a highly competitive area," Bruno's chairman and chief executive officer, James Demme, told SN last week. "You have Publix and Kroger fighting it out, and everybody else is caught in the middle."We only had 13 stores

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. -- Bruno's here said it will sell 13 Atlanta-area supermarkets to Ingles Markets, Black Mountain, N.C., and exit the central and northern Georgia markets.

"Atlanta is a highly competitive area," Bruno's chairman and chief executive officer, James Demme, told SN last week. "You have Publix and Kroger fighting it out, and everybody else is caught in the middle.

"We only had 13 stores in that market. We didn't have the presence to compete, so we decided to get ou

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