Rouses Doubles in Size With Purchase of Sav-A-Center

Rouses Markets has agreed to buy 19 Sav-A-Center and A&P stores from A&P in a deal both buyer and seller said would benefit their respective local markets. The purchase doubles the size of the Rouses chain and will help the Louisiana-based company obtained prized locations in the state's most populous market. For A&P, which sold another two Sav-A-Center stores separately, the deals

THIBODAUX, La. — Rouses Markets here has agreed to buy 19 Sav-A-Center and A&P stores from A&P in a deal both buyer and seller said would benefit their respective local markets.

The purchase doubles the size of the Rouses chain and will help the Louisiana-based company obtained prized locations in the state's most populous market. For A&P, which sold another two Sav-A-Center stores separately, the deals represent a clean break from its last outlying market, allowing

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