FOOD 4 LESS SUES LUCKY OVER PRICE COMPARISONS

LOS ANGELES -- Food 4 Less Supermarkets, La Habra, Calif., is suing Lucky Stores, Dublin, Calif., for $200 million in damages, claiming the retailer has used false and misleading advertising and anti-competitive practices based on Lucky's ongoing price-comparison ad program.The suit sheds light on southern California's supermarket price battle at a time when many operators here are fighting to lift

LOS ANGELES -- Food 4 Less Supermarkets, La Habra, Calif., is suing Lucky Stores, Dublin, Calif., for $200 million in damages, claiming the retailer has used false and misleading advertising and anti-competitive practices based on Lucky's ongoing price-comparison ad program.

The suit sheds light on southern California's supermarket price battle at a time when many operators here are fighting to lift their same-store sales comparisons out of negative territory.

The suit, filed

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