Kroger to Buy 20 Farmer Jacks

Kroger Co. said yesterday that it had agreed to acquire 20 Farmer Jack stores in the Detroit market from A&P for an undisclosed price. The acquisition, which is expected to close in July, had long been anticipated.

DETROIT — Kroger Co. said yesterday that it had agreed to acquire 20 Farmer Jack stores in this market from A&P for an undisclosed price. The acquisition, which is expected to close in July, had long been anticipated. The stores would become part of the 244-store Great Lakes Division at Cincinnati-based Kroger, which already operates about 72 locations in metro Detroit. It has the No. 1 market share with about 21%, according to Metro Market Studies, Tucson, Ariz. As previously reported, A

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