Report: Publix not interested in acquiring Harris Teeter

New York -- Despite rumors to the contrary, Publix is not interested in acquiring Harris Teeter, according to The Ledger.

Publix is in the midst of its first expansion into North Carolina, with plans to open two stores in the Charlotte area in 2014.

Officials with Harris Teeter recently confirmed that the 208-store chain will consider offers from potential buyers.

A February report from Reuters said large grocery chains, such as Publix and Kroger, would likely consider purchasing Harris Teeter, but Publix spokesman Maria Brous brushed off that idea, the Ledger reported.

 

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