DOWN UNDER RETAILER TO ENTER UPSCALE MEAL MARKET

SYDNEY, Australia (FNS) -- David Jones here, an upscale retailer, said there is great scope for expansion in the Australian food market, particularly in the meal solutions area, and is pushing ahead with plans for a foothold there.Dick Warburton, David Jones chairman, told the annual general meeting that company research has shown there "was an unanswered requirement" in this area."We already have

SYDNEY, Australia (FNS) -- David Jones here, an upscale retailer, said there is great scope for expansion in the Australian food market, particularly in the meal solutions area, and is pushing ahead with plans for a foothold there.

Dick Warburton, David Jones chairman, told the annual general meeting that company research has shown there "was an unanswered requirement" in this area.

"We already have a strong capability in the food area. Our foodhalls produce some $54 million a

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