Adri-El Initiation and Development has bought 26 supermarkets, mainly in the north of Israel, from the Co-Op Tzafon Cooperative Association, for US$16.7m. The largest supermarkets are located in the northern towns of Afula, Kiryat Shmona and Nahariya. Adri-El is owned by Kiryat Shmona businessman Gabriel Adri, according to a report in Globes.