ACQUISTIONS BOOST SAFEWAY RESULTS

PLEASANTON, Calif. -- Safeway here said acquisitions during 1999 helped boost sales and earnings for the first quarter ended March 25.ermarkets, Houston, in September and Carr-Gottstein Foods Co., Anchorage, Alaska, in April.Comparable store sales for the quarter rose 2.4%. The company indicated that, as expected, sales during the first two weeks of the quarter were soft because of year-end Y2K stockups;

PLEASANTON, Calif. -- Safeway here said acquisitions during 1999 helped boost sales and earnings for the first quarter ended March 25.

ermarkets, Houston, in September and Carr-Gottstein Foods Co., Anchorage, Alaska, in April.

Comparable store sales for the quarter rose 2.4%. The company indicated that, as expected, sales during the first two weeks of the quarter were soft because of year-end Y2K stockups; for the final 10 weeks of the quarter Safeway said comps rose 3.3%.

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