STOP & SHOP COMPLETES PURITY DEAL BY AGREEING TO SELL OFF 17 STORES

QUINCY, Mass. (FNS) -- Stop & Shop Cos. here last week completed its acquisition of Purity Supreme, North Billerica, Mass., by agreeing with regulators to divest 17 Massachusetts stores.Now, the company is considering bids from supermarket operators interested in buying those 17 units, a Stop & Shop official told SN last week.The agreement to sell the stores was reached with the Federal Trade Commission

QUINCY, Mass. (FNS) -- Stop & Shop Cos. here last week completed its acquisition of Purity Supreme, North Billerica, Mass., by agreeing with regulators to divest 17 Massachusetts stores.

Now, the company is considering bids from supermarket operators interested in buying those 17 units, a Stop & Shop official told SN last week.

The agreement to sell the stores was reached with the Federal Trade Commission and the Massachusetts attorney general's office, which were conc

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