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2016 SN Top 50

SN's Top 50 Small Chains and Independents

At the apex of this year’s Top 50 Small Chains and Independents is Vallarta Supermarkets, a Sylmar, Calif.-based operator catering to a primarily Hispanic consumer base in the Greater Los Angeles area. The addition of three new stores during the year — for a total of 47 locations — helped push it to No. 1 from No. 8 a year ago.

Nipping at Vallarta’s heels is Rouses Enterprises, which caters to consumers along the Gulf Coast. Despite operating three fewer

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