CERTIFIED EXPANDING SPECIALTY COVERAGE

LOS ANGELES -- Grocers Specialty Co. here, a subsidiary of Certified Grocers of California, expects to expand its coverage of the Western United States with the purchase of Gourmet Specialties.Certified purchased the company,, a full-service distributor of gourmet and ethnic specialty foods, from Liberty Richter, Saddle Brook, N.J., and its parent company, Hagemeyer NV, which is based in the Netherlands.

LOS ANGELES -- Grocers Specialty Co. here, a subsidiary of Certified Grocers of California, expects to expand its coverage of the Western United States with the purchase of Gourmet Specialties.

Certified purchased the company,, a full-service distributor of gourmet and ethnic specialty foods, from Liberty Richter, Saddle Brook, N.J., and its parent company, Hagemeyer NV, which is based in the Netherlands. Gourmet Specialties has 90 employees, with offices and a distribution center in

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