Roundy's Seen as Attractive Acquisition Target

MILWAUKEE Roundy's Supermarkets here would be an attractive acquisition candidate if it is indeed for sale, industry observers told SN last week. Amid widespread reports that Willis Stein & Partners, the Chicago-based investment firm that acquired Roundy's in 2002, is looking to cash out its holdings, observers said the chain should garner interest from both retailers and private-equity groups. From

MILWAUKEE — Roundy's Supermarkets here would be an attractive acquisition candidate if it is indeed for sale, industry observers told SN last week.

Amid widespread reports that Willis Stein & Partners, the Chicago-based investment firm that acquired Roundy's in 2002, is looking to cash out its holdings, observers said the chain should garner interest from both retailers and private-equity groups.

From a retailer's perspective, Roundy's has strong positions in

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