USA: Fleming targets US$450m for stores to be sold
US grocer Fleming said it has received several offers for most of its 110-store retail supermarket operations and expects to gain at least US$450m after taxes. Company officials told analysts yesterday [Wednesday] that most of the Rainbow chain in Minnesota will be sold to a single, as yet undisclosed, buyer, while other stores with the Rainbow and Food 4 Less fascia will be sold piecemeal to regional and independent supermarket operators. The sale will include 13 Wisconsin supermarkets, reported the Duluth News-Tribune.
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