DOMINICK'S POSTS RECORD VOLUME FOR THIRD QUARTER

NORTHLAKE, Ill. -- Dominick's Supermarkets here said sales rose to record levels for the third quarter ended Aug. 9, driven by ongoing expansion of its Fresh Stores format.The company said it plans to open four more Dominick's Fresh units this year and 12 more next year, and it expects to convert five additional stores to the Fresh format, raising the number of Fresh units from 33 to 54 -- just under

NORTHLAKE, Ill. -- Dominick's Supermarkets here said sales rose to record levels for the third quarter ended Aug. 9, driven by ongoing expansion of its Fresh Stores format.

The company said it plans to open four more Dominick's Fresh units this year and 12 more next year, and it expects to convert five additional stores to the Fresh format, raising the number of Fresh units from 33 to 54 -- just under half the store base -- by the end of 1998. In a phone conversation with securities a

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