YUCAIPA BUYS 3 MEGAFOODS STORES

LOS ANGELES -- Yucaipa Cos. here has acquired three former Megafoods stores in southern California for its Food 4 Less warehouse operation and has expressed an interest in acquiring the balance of the Megafoods chain as well. According to Ron Burkle, Yucaipa chairman, "We are interested in the rest of the company." However, he declined to comment further, and executives at Mesa, Ariz.-based Megafoods

LOS ANGELES -- Yucaipa Cos. here has acquired three former Megafoods stores in southern California for its Food 4 Less warehouse operation and has expressed an interest in acquiring the balance of the Megafoods chain as well. According to Ron Burkle, Yucaipa chairman, "We are interested in the rest of the company." However, he declined to comment further, and executives at Mesa, Ariz.-based Megafoods could not be reached for comment. Megafoods filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection Aug. 1

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