DISTRIBUTION CHALLENGES AFFECT SMART & FINAL IN 3RD QUARTER

LOS ANGELES -- Smart & Final here said last week it believes it has its distribution challenges under control and expects improved results in 2006.Etienne Snollaerts, president and chief executive officer, said the company's third-quarter sales were adversely affected by implementation of new distribution software that affected in-stock conditions. "We could have done better, but we fell short keeping

LOS ANGELES -- Smart & Final here said last week it believes it has its distribution challenges under control and expects improved results in 2006.

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