Wakefern Seeks to Expand Reach

ELIZABETH, N.J. Wakefern Food Corp., already the nation's largest supermarket cooperative, appears to be growing in several directions. In addition to opening its wholesale distribution up to non-members (See July 2 issue of SN, Page 6), the company also has agreed to acquire 10 Stop & Shop stores in New York and New Jersey, most of which will be operated by its members. Wakefern also may be expanding

ELIZABETH, N.J. — Wakefern Food Corp., already the nation's largest supermarket cooperative, appears to be growing in several directions.

In addition to opening its wholesale distribution up to non-members (See July 2 issue of SN, Page 6), the company also has agreed to acquire 10 Stop & Shop stores in New York and New Jersey, most of which will be operated by its members. Wakefern also may be expanding into new geographic areas as well in its quest for new members, some ob

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