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Albertsons LLC, the part of the old Albertsons chain not owned by Supervalu, is selling its 1.2 million square foot warehouse in Fort Worth, Texas to Associated Wholesale Grocers (AWG), and will sell its 23 remaining stores in the state to AWG-affiliated independent retailers as part of its decision to abandon the Oklahoma market.

As part of the deal, AWG will service Albertsons’ stores in Arkansas, Louisiana and Texas under a five-year contract.

Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

The Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports that since Albertsons LLC was formed last year when private equity firm Cerberus and several partners acquired 655 Albertsons stores, the company has closed or sold more than 260 of them. And, the paper notes, the deal solidifies the North Texas presence of Kansas City-based AWG, which in January “signed on the Minyard Food Stores, which sold its Coppell distribution center to a New York investment group” and “operates 61 Minyard, Sack'n Save and Carnival supermarkets.”
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