AMERICAN SWITCHING CARD AREA TO HALLMARK

SALT LAKE CITY -- American Stores Co., in a move aimed at strengthening centralized buying for its food and drug divisions, is shifting the greeting card departments at its 818 food stores to the Hallmark Cards Ambassador Cards line.American, whose 822 drug outlets already carry Hallmark products, agreed in September for Hallmark to become its major supplier of greeting cards and related products

SALT LAKE CITY -- American Stores Co., in a move aimed at strengthening centralized buying for its food and drug divisions, is shifting the greeting card departments at its 818 food stores to the Hallmark Cards Ambassador Cards line.

American, whose 822 drug outlets already carry Hallmark products, agreed in September for Hallmark to become its major supplier of greeting cards and related products to its food store divisions -- Acme Markets, Jewel Food Stores and the Northern and Sout

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