DELANO SEES OPPORTUNITY IN RETURN TO CALA/BELL STORES

SAN FRANCISCO - Harley DeLano, the veteran retailer who's buying 12 Cala Foods and Bell Markets in Northern California that he used to run, said he believes he can build a family business from those stores.The stores are small, ranging from 8,900 square feet to 23,000 square feet, "but that size fits my marketing plan," he told SN, "which is to operate them as a chain of 12 independent stores, each

SAN FRANCISCO - Harley DeLano, the veteran retailer who's buying 12 Cala Foods and Bell Markets in Northern California that he used to run, said he believes he can build a family business from those stores.

The stores are small, ranging from 8,900 square feet to 23,000 square feet, "but that size fits my marketing plan," he told SN, "which is to operate them as a chain of 12 independent stores, each one different from the others in the way it's merchandised and marketed."

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