BURLINGTON, Wash. -- Thrifty Foods here has agreed to purchase Consumers Choice, Bellingham, Wash., for an undisclosed sum.
> The acquisition, which is expected to be completed Oct. 1, would boost Thrifty to 24 stores with annual sales of more than $300 million.
McCown De Leeuw & Co., a private venture-banking firm based in Menlo Park, Calif., acquired Thrifty Foods in a leveraged buyout in March. Thrifty operated 12 stores at the time.
Thrifty purchased two sto