ALBERTSON'S SAID TO PLAN STORES IN HOUSTON AREA

HOUSTON -- Albertson's will build an undetermined number of stores on the Houston periphery in 1994 and then formally enter this market in 1995, according to industry observers.Although officials of the Boise, Idaho-based chain declined comment, observers told SN Albertson's has been acquiring sites in south Texas -- in the areas of Laredo and the Rio Grande Valley -- as a preliminary step to moving

HOUSTON -- Albertson's will build an undetermined number of stores on the Houston periphery in 1994 and then formally enter this market in 1995, according to industry observers.

Although officials of the Boise, Idaho-based chain declined comment, observers told SN Albertson's has been acquiring sites in south Texas -- in the areas of Laredo and the Rio Grande Valley -- as a preliminary step to moving closer to the Houston marketplace.

An Albertson's entry into Houston would ad

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