Tuesday, October 14, 2008


One of the last sizable family owned supermarket chains in Southeast Michigan is being bought by Spartan. This should allow them to better compete with larger rivals...
  • Kroger
  • Meijer
  • Walmart
Spartan has been on an acquisition tear the past few years. Chains they have acquired include...

Spartan Stores: 'Very little will change' when Fenton-based VG's Food and Pharmacy comes under new ownership

FENTON -- A staple in the community and one of area's last independent family-owned chains, VG's Food & Pharmacy has been bought up by the Spartan Stores chain.

The move helps the hometown chain compete with supermarket bigwigs -- including Meijer and Wal-Mart stores that also have been expanding in Genesee County, said David J. Livingston, a supermarket industry analyst...

What are your thoughts on supermarket industry consolidation?

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