ALBERTSON'S DENIES ST. LOUIS PLANS

ST. LOUIS (FNS) -- Albertson's, Boise, Idaho, has denied reports that it is planning to enter the St. Louis market.Michael Read, Albertson's spokesman, said the chain has received "a lot of calls" in the wake of a St. Louis Post-Dispatch story by columnist Jerry Berger. The column said the retailer "has begun to establish beachheads here with three to seven locations. Real estate types are falling

ST. LOUIS (FNS) -- Albertson's, Boise, Idaho, has denied reports that it is planning to enter the St. Louis market.

Michael Read, Albertson's spokesman, said the chain has received "a lot of calls" in the wake of a St. Louis Post-Dispatch story by columnist Jerry Berger. The column said the retailer "has begun to establish beachheads here with three to seven locations. Real estate types are falling over themselves in an attempt to nail down leases with the super-supermarket chain."

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