TRYING TIMES

LOS ANGELES -- The 1990s have been tough for Certified Grocers of Calfornia, the Los Angeles-based, retailer-owned cooperative. In 1991 it lost the grocery business of two northern California chains -- Bel Air Markets, Sacramento, and Save-Mart Supermarkets, Modesto -- when they launched Westpac, their own distribution operation. Earlier this year Certified lost Raley's frozen food and delicatessen

LOS ANGELES -- The 1990s have been tough for Certified Grocers of Calfornia, the Los Angeles-based, retailer-owned cooperative. In 1991 it lost the grocery business of two northern California chains -- Bel Air Markets, Sacramento, and Save-Mart Supermarkets, Modesto -- when they launched Westpac, their own distribution operation. Earlier this year Certified lost Raley's frozen food and delicatessen volume when those categories were added to the Westpac facility. In 1992 it lost Williams Br

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