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NASH FINCH TO ACQUIRE TIDEWATER WHOLESALE GROCERY

 NASH FINCH TO ACQUIRE TIDEWATER WHOLESALE GROCERY
 MINNEAPOLIS, Jan. 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Nash Finch Company


(NASDAQ: NAFC) and Provigo Inc. today announced that they have entered into an agreement whereby Nash Finch will acquire Tidewater Wholesale Grocery. The transaction is expected to close later this month. Terms were not disclosed.
 Tidewater Wholesale Grocery, located in Chesapeake, Va., is a distributor of grocery products to military base commissaries. Tidewater is a division of California-based wholesaler/retailer Provigo Corp., a wholly owned subsidiary of Provigo Inc. It is anticipated that Tidewater will be operated as a division of Nash Finch and that present managers will be retained.
 Provigo Inc. is a leading marketer and distributor in the food and convenience sectors operating in Canada and parts of the United States. Its head office is located in Montreal and its common shares are listed on the Montreal and Toronto stock exchanges.
 Nash Finch is one of the largest food wholesalers in the country, supplying products to over 700 affiliated and independent supermarkets and some 5,000 other independent retailers in 24 states. The company also owns and operates supermarkets, warehouse stores and mass merchandise stores in 12 states and produce marketing subsidiaries in California.
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 /CONTACT: Norman R. Soland, 612-929-0371, for Nash Finch/
 (NAFC) CO: Nash Finch Company ST: Minnesota IN: FOD SU: TNM


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