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Grocery Outlet Holding Corp. to Acquire United Grocery Outlet; RJ Sheedy Comments

Grocery Outlet Holding Corp. to Acquire United Grocery Outlet; RJ Sheedy Comments

Friday, February 16th, 2024

We are pleased to announce yet another acquisition taking place on the buy-side. The newswires are abuzz with the unveiling of Grocery Outlet’s (GO) latest acquisition. The retailer announced that Grocery Outlet has acquired United Grocery Outlet (UGO), expanding Grocery Outlet’s presence in Tennessee, North Carolina, Georgia, Alabama, Kentucky, and Virginia.

RJ Sheedy, Chief Executive Officer and President, Grocery Outlet"United Grocery Outlet is a natural fit given our similar opportunistic buying strategies, customer value propositions, and shared mission of serving our communities. This acquisition provides Grocery Outlet with scale in a new region as well as a platform for future expansion in the Southeast. We are excited to welcome the United Grocery Outlet team into the GO family, and we look forward to working together on the many growth opportunities ahead,” commented RJ Sheedy, President and Chief Executive Officer of Grocery Outlet.

According to a press release, this will add 40 stores and a distribution center to Grocery Outlet’s footprint. The acquisition is anticipated to close early in the second quarter, subject to customary closing conditions.

Grocery Outlet announced that it has acquired United Grocery Outlet

In addition to the newly acquired UGO stores, Grocery Outlet plans to open 15 to 20 stores in existing markets in 2024, for a total of 55 to 60 net new stores this year.

Lisa Bryson, Chief Executive Officer, United Grocery Outlet"We are thrilled to become part of Grocery Outlet and to have found a partner who shares our mission and business strategy. Together, we look forward to growing the positive impact on our community," said Lisa Bryson, CEO of United Grocery Outlet.

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