CAPITAL CHOICES

Supermarket companies are taking divergent approaches to capital spending this year, industry observers told SN.While Safeway is opting to accelerate the pace of new store openings, Albertson's and A&P are focusing more on remodeling, and Kroger Co. is seeking to complement its store-upgrade program with small acquisitions on the local level."There seem to be a lot of cross-currents in the ways companies

Supermarket companies are taking divergent approaches to capital spending this year, industry observers told SN.

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