DECISIONS IN STORE

Although the formal merger of American Stores Co. with Albertson's is still at least four or five months away, Albertson's is facing a handful of key decisions, securities analysts told SN last week.One of the most significant decisions is likely to be what to call the stores it will operate in California -- Albertson's or Lucky -- where the two companies compete against each other.Chuck Cerankosky,

Although the formal merger of American Stores Co. with Albertson's is still at least four or five months away, Albertson's is facing a handful of key decisions, securities analysts told SN last week.

One of the most significant decisions is likely to be what to call the stores it will operate in California -- Albertson's or Lucky -- where the two companies compete against each other.

Chuck Cerankosky, an analyst with McDonald & Co., Cleveland, told SN, "California will be

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