ALBERTSON'S, LUCKY 'WED'; 508 BANNERS ARE CHANGED

BOISE, Idaho -- Albertson's here and Lucky Stores "tied the knot" in mock wedding ceremonies last week as the retail giant converted more than 500 Lucky units in California and Nevada to the Albertson's banner.The move ended speculation as to which name Lucky would use following Albertson's acquisition of Lucky's corporate parent, American Stores Co., Salt Lake City, last June. Observers predicted

BOISE, Idaho -- Albertson's here and Lucky Stores "tied the knot" in mock wedding ceremonies last week as the retail giant converted more than 500 Lucky units in California and Nevada to the Albertson's banner.

The move ended speculation as to which name Lucky would use following Albertson's acquisition of Lucky's corporate parent, American Stores Co., Salt Lake City, last June. Observers predicted the name change could lead to fierce promotional battles among competitors.

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