SMITTY'S SUPER VALU BEING SOLD TO YUCAIPA COS. FOR $141 MILLION

PHOENIX -- After years of moving on and off the sales block, Smitty's Super Valu here is being sold by Steinberg International, Montreal, to Yucaipa Cos.Yucaipa, based in Claremont, Calif., will pay $141 million for the 28-store chain, including $70 million in cash and $71 million in repayment and assumption of debts. The deal is expected to close in late June.Smitty's annual sales volume is about

PHOENIX -- After years of moving on and off the sales block, Smitty's Super Valu here is being sold by Steinberg International, Montreal, to Yucaipa Cos.

Yucaipa, based in Claremont, Calif., will pay $141 million for the 28-store chain, including $70 million in cash and $71 million in repayment and assumption of debts. The deal is expected to close in late June.

Smitty's annual sales volume is about $600 million, Yucaipa executives said.

Yucaipa is a private investme

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