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The Daily Comet reports that Louisiana-based Rouses Supermarkets is acquiring and converting two Choice grocery stores in Long Beach and Diamondhead, Mississippi, which will bring its total in that state to four.

According to the paper, “It’s been less than a year since the Thibodaux-based chain’s last acquisition, in which it bought out 18 Sav-a-Center and A&P stores in Louisiana as well as the two in Mississippi, nearly doubling the size of the chain and making it the largest Louisiana-owned grocer.” CEO Donald Rouse has said that his goal is to grow the company, which generates $700 million in annual sales, to a billion-dollar company within five years.

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