FRED MEYER TAKING REINS AT SMITTY'S, ADDS FORMAT

PORTLAND, Ore. -- Fred Meyer Inc. here plans to open a new store format in Phoenix -- sized between a Fred Meyer and a Smitty's -- and to take over operations of Phoenix-based Smitty's, Mary F. Sammons, president of the Fred Meyer Stores division, told SN.Sammons said the company plans to open the first new-format store next fall -- a 130,000-square-foot unit that will be larger than Smitty's, whose

PORTLAND, Ore. -- Fred Meyer Inc. here plans to open a new store format in Phoenix -- sized between a Fred Meyer and a Smitty's -- and to take over operations of Phoenix-based Smitty's, Mary F. Sammons, president of the Fred Meyer Stores division, told SN.

Sammons said the company plans to open the first new-format store next fall -- a 130,000-square-foot unit that will be larger than Smitty's, whose stores average 110,000 square feet, and smaller than Fred Meyer multidepartment store

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