ASSOCIATED FOOD TARGETS NONMEMBERS

SALT LAKE CITY (FNS) -- Based on promising results, Associated Food Stores here plans to boost service to nonmembers to help propel growth, Richard A. Parkinson, president and chief executive officer, told SN at the wholesaler's annual meeting.Associated's sales for the 1996 fiscal year ended March 30 climbed to $937.5 million from $842 million a year ago -- an 11.4% rise vs. recent annual gains of

SALT LAKE CITY (FNS) -- Based on promising results, Associated Food Stores here plans to boost service to nonmembers to help propel growth, Richard A. Parkinson, president and chief executive officer, told SN at the wholesaler's annual meeting.

Associated's sales for the 1996 fiscal year ended March 30 climbed to $937.5 million from $842 million a year ago -- an 11.4% rise vs. recent annual gains of 2% to 4%, Parkinson told member retailers. Figures show that $45.3 million, or 47.2%,

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