BRANCHING OUT

One-stop shopping continues to be a buzz phrase in the supermarket industry. And retailers increasingly are discovering that in-store banks can be the pivotal addition to the growing mix of departments and franchises within supermarkets.Al Gray, senior vice president of administration at Ralphs Grocery Co., Compton, Calif., said in-store banks put spending money in shoppers' hands."It's a one-stop-shopping

One-stop shopping continues to be a buzz phrase in the supermarket industry. And retailers increasingly are discovering that in-store banks can be the pivotal addition to the growing mix of departments and franchises within supermarkets.

Al Gray, senior vice president of administration at Ralphs Grocery Co., Compton, Calif., said in-store banks put spending money in shoppers' hands.

"It's a one-stop-shopping deal for our customers, and we are convinced the banks are a good dea

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