RICHFOOD TO PURCHASE NORRISTOWN WHOLESALE

MECHANICSVILLE, Va. -- Richfood Holdings here last week signed a letter of intent to acquire Norristown Wholesale, a Norristown, Pa.-based produce wholesaler.The move would give Richfood's Pennsylvania arm a full range of fresh produce and some other perishables -- not offered at the division now -- and open the door for the wholesaler to grow its fresh meat business there, J. Stuart Newton, senior

MECHANICSVILLE, Va. -- Richfood Holdings here last week signed a letter of intent to acquire Norristown Wholesale, a Norristown, Pa.-based produce wholesaler.

The move would give Richfood's Pennsylvania arm a full range of fresh produce and some other perishables -- not offered at the division now -- and open the door for the wholesaler to grow its fresh meat business there, J. Stuart Newton, senior vice president and chief financial officer, told SN last week.

"We have told t

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