Vons supermarket chain is buying Harvest grocery stores in Ohio, Georgia and Florida.
The company announced Tuesday it would buy the stores from Harvest for $10 billion.
Harvest, based in Cleveland, Ohio, said it planned to retain its business in the Ohio-based company.
Harvester said it plans to open Harvest stores in Orlando, Tampa and Orlando-Dade County in 2018 and 2019.
The stores are part of Vons plans to become more like grocery chains like Kroger and Walmart.
Vons owns more than 700 grocery stores, including Target and Walmart, in the U.S.
It plans to build the Harvest chains nationwide and expand its presence in Asia.
The company said it will expand its grocery business to other countries in 2018.
Vons said it is the largest privately held retailer in the United States.
It has a market value of $11.5 billion.
The grocery chain is one of the fastest growing in the nation.
The deal is subject to regulatory approval, according to a statement.