Nash Finch Eyes Acquisition Market

Nash Finch Co. last week said it is in a good position to make acquisitions in the distribution side of the business and that it would continue to eye small, fill-in opportunities on the retail side like the recent purchase of two Albertsons stores in the Upper Midwest. The tightening of the credit markets has shrunk the universe of viable acquirers, and that's causing the discussions

MINNEAPOLIS — Nash Finch Co. here last week said it is in a good position to make acquisitions in the distribution side of the business and that it would continue to eye small, fill-in opportunities on the retail side like the recent purchase of two Albertsons stores in the Upper Midwest.

The tightening of the credit markets has shrunk the universe of viable acquirers, “and that's causing the discussions to be a bit more reasonable,” said Alec Covington, president and chief exe

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