Affiliated Southwest in Merger Talks

Affiliated Foods Southwest told SN yesterday it expected to finalize a sale or merger with another company by early next week.

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — Affiliated Foods Southwest here told SN yesterday it expected to finalize a sale or merger with another company by early next week.

As previously reported, the cooperative in the last few months had struggled through a credit crisis and revamped its senior management.

“We are negotiating with some folks to either buy or sell the company, with the guidance of our advisors,” Al Miller, a company spokesman, told SN yesterday. He declined to discu

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