C&K Switches to Supervalu

LOS ANGELES — Unified Grocers here said Monday it will lose a retail member in the Pacific Northwest when C&K Market, Brookings, Ore., switches to Supervalu as its supplie

LOS ANGELES — Unified Grocers [3] here said Monday it will lose a retail member in the Pacific Northwest when C&K Market [4], Brookings, Ore., switches to Supervalu [5] as its supplier.

Executives at C&K and Supervalu could not be reached for comment.

C&K operates 61 stores, of which 40 operate in Oregon and 22 in Northern California. Although the chain's total volume is estimated at $460 million, a Unified spokesman said the member-owned cooperative would lose "less than 3%" of its $4 billion volume.

Minneapolis-based Supervalu will reportedly supply C&K's stores out of a facility in Gresham, Ore.