MERGER TALKS MAY RE-EMERGE

PEWAUKEE, Wis. -- The proposed merger of Roundy's here with Spartan Stores, Grand Rapids, Mich., last year collapsed after only seven weeks of discussion. But the possibility of renewed talks sometime in the future remains likely, Gerald F. Lestina, president and soon-to-be chief executive officer of Roundy's, told SN. "The timing just wasn't right last year," he said. "But we parted very amicably,

PEWAUKEE, Wis. -- The proposed merger of Roundy's here with Spartan Stores, Grand Rapids, Mich., last year collapsed after only seven weeks of discussion. But the possibility of renewed talks sometime in the future remains likely, Gerald F. Lestina, president and soon-to-be chief executive officer of Roundy's, told SN. "The timing just wasn't right last year," he said. "But we parted very amicably, and we retain a lot of respect for Spartan management, and there's a potential there for a p

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