ASSOCIATED TO BUY BUTTREY DEPOT

SALT LAKE CITY -- Associated Food Stores here has agreed to purchase a nonfood distribution center in Payson, Utah, from Buttrey Food & Drug Co., Great Falls, Mont., in a deal valued at $10 million. Associated will now supply Buttrey's 39 stores in Montana, Wyoming and North Dakota with items carried in the mechanized Payson warehouse. The deal marks the entry of Associated into pharmaceutical sales

SALT LAKE CITY -- Associated Food Stores here has agreed to purchase a nonfood distribution center in Payson, Utah, from Buttrey Food & Drug Co., Great Falls, Mont., in a deal valued at $10 million. Associated will now supply Buttrey's 39 stores in Montana, Wyoming and North Dakota with items carried in the mechanized Payson warehouse. The deal marks the entry of Associated into pharmaceutical sales and distribution, an area into which the company has sought entry for some time.

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