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Kroger acquires Memphis-area Schnucks stores

Memphis -- The Kroger Co. said Friday that its Kroger Delta Division, based in Memphis, has acquired eight Memphis-area Schnucks grocery stores that the company will convert and re-open under the Kroger banner over the next few weeks.

Currently, Kroger operates 37 stores in the Memphis metropolitan area, and the acquisition ups the area store count to 43, with two of the acquired Schnucks locations replacing two smaller existing Kroger locations.

The Delta Division operates 109 stores and 68 fuel centers in five states under the Kroger banner.

In related news, Kroger’s Convenience Store Division, based in Hutchinson, Kan., said Friday that it has acquired seven convenience stores in the Memphis area currently operated by Schnuck Markets. The convenience stores will be operated by Kroger’s Tom Thumb division under the banner name Kwik Shop.

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