Food-A-Rama bought 10 Basics stores and 2 Grand Union stores from the Grand Union Company, in DC
1984
 


Shoppers Food Warehouse (DC) bought 2 Basics stores in the Washington DC area from Super Rite Foods. Shoppers Food Warehouse also changed wholesalers from B.Green & Co. to Super Rite Foods.
1991
 


Richfood bought B.Green & Co., Baltimore, MD food wholesaler.
1993
 

Richfood bought the Dart Group, which included the Shoppers Food Warehouse chain.
1996
 



Supervalu combined the headquarters of Metro Food Markets & Shoppers Food Warehouse. Shoppers / Metro headquarters is located in Lanham, MD.
2000
 
 
1985
Super Rite bought 48-store Food-A-Rama chain. Deal included the Food-A-Rama, Super Super, and Basics Food Warehouse stores.


 
1992
Super Rite kept Basics name and introduced Metro Food Markets.

 
1995
Richfood bought Super Rite Foods of PA. Deal included the Basics / Metro stores.



 
1999
Supervalu, the largest food wholesaler in the U.S., bought Richfood. The deal included the Basics / Metro and Shoppers Food Warehouse stores.





 
2003
Supervalu began converting the 17-store Metro Food Markets chain to the Shoppers Food Warehouse banner.