KEY TO LOCKING UP UNIFIED DEAL: COMMITMENT

LOS ANGELES -- The key to the successful merger of Certified Grocers of California here and Portland, Ore.-based United Grocers was the fact the directors of each company got to know each other during the pre-merger discussions, Alfred A. Plamann, president and chief executive officer of Unified Western Grocers, the successor company here, said last week."I'm not aware of any other successful merger

LOS ANGELES -- The key to the successful merger of Certified Grocers of California here and Portland, Ore.-based United Grocers was the fact the directors of each company got to know each other during the pre-merger discussions, Alfred A. Plamann, president and chief executive officer of Unified Western Grocers, the successor company here, said last week.

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