BIRMINGHAM, Ala. -- Bruno's Supermarkets here is about to join the Ahold stable.
ident and chief executive officer, hedged a bit when asked about it by SN last week.
"We're considered an emerging thoroughbred," he said, somewhat modestly, then added, "Ahold only buys thoroughbreds."
For Bruno's, it's been a fairly rapid rise from also-ran to the winner's circle.
Three years ago it filed Chapter 11 bankruptcy, and it didn't emerge until February 2000, t