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KROGER REPORTEDLY TO BUY 25 FARMER JACKS DETROIT Kroger Co. is planning to acquire up to 25 of the Farmer Jack stores here that A&P is seeking to sell, according to local newspaper reports last week. Neither A&P, Montvale, N.J., nor Kroger, Cincinnati, could be reached for comment. The articles stated that A&P planned to sell another 22 Farmer Jack locations to other retailers, including some customers

KROGER REPORTEDLY TO BUY 25 FARMER JACKS

DETROIT — Kroger Co. is planning to acquire up to 25 of the Farmer Jack stores here that A&P is seeking to sell, according to local newspaper reports last week. Neither A&P, Montvale, N.J., nor Kroger, Cincinnati, could be reached for comment. The articles stated that A&P planned to sell another 22 Farmer Jack locations to other retailers, including some customers of wholesaler Spartan Stores, Grand Rapids, Mich., and that the

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