AMERICAN INCREASES SALES FROM CONTINUING OPERATIONS

SALT LAKE CITY -- American Stores Co. here said its ongoing capital expenditures program resulted in increased sales on continuing operations for the third quarter and 39 weeks ended Oct. 28. However, overall sales fell 1.6% for the quarter and 3.6% for the 39 weeks, reflecting the sale of Star Market Co., Cambridge, Mass., in September 1994 and 45 Acme Markets in Pennsylvania last January. Sales

SALT LAKE CITY -- American Stores Co. here said its ongoing capital expenditures program resulted in increased sales on continuing operations for the third quarter and 39 weeks ended Oct. 28. However, overall sales fell 1.6% for the quarter and 3.6% for the 39 weeks, reflecting the sale of Star Market Co., Cambridge, Mass., in September 1994 and 45 Acme Markets in Pennsylvania last January. Sales from continuing operations, which include stores opened during the year, increased 2.4% for th

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