ALBERTSONS BITES INTO GOURMET MARKET WITH BRISTOL FARMS BUY

BOISE, Idaho -- Albertsons went shopping in an upscale niche last week and acquired Bristol Farms, an 11-unit chain of gourmet and specialty stores in Southern California at which perishables account for nearly 70% of sales.The company said it will operate Bristol Farms under its existing banner, with separate management operating the business independently from Albertsons' conventional food and drug

BOISE, Idaho -- Albertsons went shopping in an upscale niche last week and acquired Bristol Farms, an 11-unit chain of gourmet and specialty stores in Southern California at which perishables account for nearly 70% of sales.

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