Smart & Final Format Getting a Fresh Start

Smart & Final will reportedly try to upgrade the perishables offering at its core warehouse stores to resemble something closer to the Costco model as a result of acquiring 35 natural food stores and a perishables distribution center from Wild Oats. The deal, which is expected to be completed within weeks, will also give Smart & Final its first toehold in Texas a state it has wanted

LOS ANGELES — Smart & Final here will reportedly try to upgrade the perishables offering at its core warehouse stores to resemble something closer to the Costco model as a result of acquiring 35 natural food stores and a perishables distribution center from Wild Oats.

The deal, which is expected to be completed within weeks, will also give Smart & Final its first toehold in Texas — a state it has wanted to expand into for several years — albeit with a different concept

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