RICHFOOD SIGNS DEAL TO ACQUIRE SUPER RITE

MECHANICSVILLE, Va. -- In the latest instance of wholesaler consolidation, Richfood Holdings here said last week it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Super Rite Corp., Harrisburg, Pa., in a deal valued at $320 million.The arrangement would make Richfood the fourth-largest wholesaler in the United States, according to volume figures from the wholesaler. Currently Richfood is the 10th-biggest

MECHANICSVILLE, Va. -- In the latest instance of wholesaler consolidation, Richfood Holdings here said last week it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Super Rite Corp., Harrisburg, Pa., in a deal valued at $320 million.

The arrangement would make Richfood the fourth-largest wholesaler in the United States, according to volume figures from the wholesaler. Currently Richfood is the 10th-biggest wholesaler.

The combination would also create a Mid-Atlantic powerhouse, wi

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