UNIFIED RUNS BANKRUPT MEMBER'S THREE STORES

LOS ANGELES -- Unified Western Grocers here said last week it is operating three northern California stores on a temporary basis after acquiring them from a member that liquidated its assets.The stores, formerly called Bianchini's Apple Markets, are part of the Apple Markets banner the member-owned cooperative licenses to 18 other California stores.Since acquiring the stores in June, Unified has renamed

LOS ANGELES -- Unified Western Grocers here said last week it is operating three northern California stores on a temporary basis after acquiring them from a member that liquidated its assets.

The stores, formerly called Bianchini's Apple Markets, are part of the Apple Markets banner the member-owned cooperative licenses to 18 other California stores.

Since acquiring the stores in June, Unified has renamed them Apple Markets, replenished the shelves and performed minor repairs,

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