FRESH BRANDS SEES ACQUISITION POSSIBLE THIS YEAR TO GROW SALES

SHEBOYGAN, Wis. -- Fresh Brands at its annual meeting here last month said it has identified some acquisition candidates and hopes to add another brand to its portfolio by next year.The company, which operates, franchises and supplies the Piggly Wiggly concept in Wisconsin, and last year acquired the eight-unit Dick's Supermarkets chain, said its goal was to add at least 10% to next year's revenues

SHEBOYGAN, Wis. -- Fresh Brands at its annual meeting here last month said it has identified some acquisition candidates and hopes to add another brand to its portfolio by next year.

The company, which operates, franchises and supplies the Piggly Wiggly concept in Wisconsin, and last year acquired the eight-unit Dick's Supermarkets chain, said its goal was to add at least 10% to next year's revenues through the acquisition of another brand. Revenues last year were about $580 million.<

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