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Mergers and acquisitions

Retailers

UNFI Completes Supervalu Acquisition

The $2.9 billion deal closes, creating what officials called a "premier" grocery wholesaler. Plus, Supervalu's Anne Dament and Mike Stigers join the executive team.

Retailers

Schnucks Prepares to Complete Shop 'n Save Takeover

The retailer will finish rebranding the 10 remaining stores and stand-alone pharmacy by the end of the month.

The retailer will also be testing quick-cook meal kits through its recently acquired brand.

The "exploratory pilot" will test online pickup, private label and whether the two retailers are a match.

The combination will strengthen the grocer's convenience portfolio in Indiana.

A larger and more diverse supplier preps for a consolidating industry; anticipates "great success" selling retail.

Lincoln, Neb.-based B&R Stores Inc. is acquiring Heartland Foods’ store in Beatrice, Neb., which will be converted to a Russ’s Market.

The St. Louis-based retailer is also purchasing the pharmacies of 15 of the 19 acquired stores and 4 fuel centers on its home turf.

Mariano's president Don Rosanova is retiring; Kroger promises banner's "unique experience" will continue.

The $420M deal adds a fast-growing brand to the Amplify snacks portfolio, officials said.