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Nash Finch Company Announces $70 Million in New Business

MINNEAPOLIS, Sept. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Nash Finch Company (Nasdaq: NAFC - news), a Minneapolis-based food retailer and distributor, today announced the company has gained the business of several market-leading customers representing $70 million in sales on an annual basis. This is in addition to the more than $130 million in new business from independent retailers and military suppliers throughout the first half of the year.

New Nash Finch customers include:

Marketplace Foods, a supermarket retailer with four stores in Wisconsin, Casey's Foods, a seven-store supermarket retailer located in Kentucky; Viking Village Market, a single-store independent retailer operating in Wisconsin
Three new Acme Fresh Markets in North Carolina, formerly Piggly Wiggly retail outlets, join 11 stores already supplied by Nash Finch; Casey's General Stores, Inc., a leading convenience store chain in the Midwest

``I am pleased to welcome our new customers,'' stated Ron Marshall, president and CEO. ``Our industry-leading performance metrics, combined with our ability to offer
a full range of services and award-winning private label products, helps our independent customers succeed in today's highly competitive marketplace.''

``It is exciting to join forces with a leading food distributor such as Nash Finch,'' added Roger Camp, president and CEO of Acme Fresh Markets. ``We find their
performance, value-added services and private label products, including the Our Family? line, to be the best available.'
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