LOS ANGELES -- Certified Grocers of California here has signed a definitive agreement to buy 12 Petrini's supermarkets from Bay Area Foods, San Rafael, Calif.
The sale price was not disclosed. Under the deal, entered in May, Certified agreed to buy the stores and then resell them to member retailers. The cooperative wholesaler reported that it expects to close the sales of the stores in three transactions within the next two months.
The Petrini's units, all located in San Fran