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Recommended: Kroger Donates Memphis-Area Store To Competitor Superlo Foods

Memphis store donation, Kroger, Superlo Foods

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (WMC) – After more than a year and a half of questions, Kroger has determined the fate of their shuttered grocery store in Orange Mound. Kroger officials said they are donating the Lamar Avenue building to Superlo Foods.

Superlo Foods runs in Randy Stepherson’s blood.

“I was born into the family business,” Stepherson said.

Stepherson says his father started the locally owned grocery chain 75 years ago.

Therefore, his appearance at a rival grocery store chain on Monday might have seemed like a surprise.

“I would never have expected to be standing in the lobby of Kroger Delta Division headquarters,” Stepherson said.

His comments caused those gathered in the room, including Memphis Mayor Jim Strickland to laugh with delight, but Stepherson had good reason to be at Kroger.

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Lorrie Griffith

An observer of the grocery industry since 1988. Away from her editor job, she's a wife and mother of two grown sons and thinks cooking is (usually) relaxing.

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