MONTGOMERY, N.Y. -- Grand Union Co., Wayne, N.J., is reportedly contemplating selling its 208,000-square-foot nonfood distribution center here to C&S Wholesale Grocers, Brattleboro, Vt. -- a move that would extend C&S' reach to within about 60 miles of New York City. C&S officials referred SN queries to Grand Union. A Grand Union spokesman told SN that "Grand Union intends to continue to operate that distribution center to serve our stores."
fic, Syracuse, N.Y., which formerly owned a 17.8% interest in Grand Union. Penn Traffic disclosed earlier this month that it will withdraw from the facility in favor of a new general merchandise distribution center in Columbus, Ohio. C&S has been supplying Grand Union's 127-store Northern region in upstate New York and Vermont since Grand Union closed its Waterford, N.Y., distribution center earlier this year.