MINYARD, KROGER SEAL AGREEMENT TO PURCHASE UNITS FROM EACH OTHER

COPPELL, Texas -- Minyard Food Stores here said it has made a deal with Kroger Co., Cincinnati, to buy four, and possibly five, Kroger stores in the Dallas area while selling two Minyard units in the Fort Worth area to Kroger. J.L. (Sonny) Williams, president of Minyard, declined to indicate the selling price to SN, and officials in Kroger's Dallas division could not be reached. Williams said the

COPPELL, Texas -- Minyard Food Stores here said it has made a deal with Kroger Co., Cincinnati, to buy four, and possibly five, Kroger stores in the Dallas area while selling two Minyard units in the Fort Worth area to Kroger. J.L. (Sonny) Williams, president of Minyard, declined to indicate the selling price to SN, and officials in Kroger's Dallas division could not be reached. Williams said the two chains opted to sell stores to each other "because Kroger wanted additional stores in the

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