AMERICAN SAYS STRIKE HURT SALES

SALT LAKE CITY -- American Stores Co. here said an April strike that affected its 180 northern California Lucky Stores units contributed to a 5.3% drop in sales for the first quarter ended April 29.Sales for the quarter were $4.36 billion, compared to $4.61 billion in the comparable period of 1994.As reported, the company was involved in a nine-day labor dispute with the United Food & Commercial Workers

SALT LAKE CITY -- American Stores Co. here said an April strike that affected its 180 northern California Lucky Stores units contributed to a 5.3% drop in sales for the first quarter ended April 29.

Sales for the quarter were $4.36 billion, compared to $4.61 billion in the comparable period of 1994.

As reported, the company was involved in a nine-day labor dispute with the United Food & Commercial Workers Union, which represents approximately 32,000 northern California cle

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