EAGLE PLANNING COMPETITIVE COUNTERATTACK

MILAN, Ill. -- Eagle Food Centers here is battling back against a competitive barrage that is dropping 22 new stores into its marketing area this year, Robert J. Kelly, chairman, president and chief executive officer, said here last week.The company is hoping to fight the influx and boost sales with a combination of increased capital spending, aggressive pricing and more promotional activities in

MILAN, Ill. -- Eagle Food Centers here is battling back against a competitive barrage that is dropping 22 new stores into its marketing area this year, Robert J. Kelly, chairman, president and chief executive officer, said here last week.

The company is hoping to fight the influx and boost sales with a combination of increased capital spending, aggressive pricing and more promotional activities in its larger, more competitive stores.

Kelly, who spoke in a phone call with secur

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