FRED MEYER'S FOOD FOCUS

PORTLAND, Ore. -- Fred Meyer Inc. here is on the fast track with food expansion.The 126-unit Northwest giant, which sells everything from television sets to auto supplies in its huge food-nonfood, multidepartment superstores, is putting a premium on food growth as it refocuses its attention on store expansions andremodels.The chain, which operates in seven Western states and posted 1993 volume of

PORTLAND, Ore. -- Fred Meyer Inc. here is on the fast track with food expansion.

The 126-unit Northwest giant, which sells everything from television sets to auto supplies in its huge food-nonfood, multidepartment superstores, is putting a premium on food growth as it refocuses its attention on store expansions and

remodels.

The chain, which operates in seven Western states and posted 1993 volume of $2.98 billion, plans to build at least 25 to 30 full-size units

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