Former Independent Wins $16 Million Award from Supervalu

A jury has awarded $16 million to a former independent customer of Supervalu who argued the wholesaler forced him out of business, reports said Thursday.

RICHMOND, Va. — A jury here has awarded $16 million to a former independent customer of Supervalu who argued the wholesaler forced him out of business, reports said Thursday. Jonathan Johnson, the former operator of Community Pride supermarkets here, had filed a $25 million personal injury lawsuit against Supervalu in 2004, alleging that the Minneapolis-based wholesaler sabotaged his efforts to purchase Camellia’s, another small grocery chain, and that Supervalu charged more for merchandise s

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