HANNAFORD NEGOTIATING PURCHASE IN NEW AREA

SCARBOROUGH, Maine -- Hannaford Bros. here is negotiating a purchase of "certain supermarkets" in an undisclosed region noncontiguous with its present marketing areas of northern New England and upstate New York. At the company's annual meeting last week, Hugh R. Farrington, president and chief executive officer, said the acquisition, if it is made, would increase Hannaford's anticipated sales and

SCARBOROUGH, Maine -- Hannaford Bros. here is negotiating a purchase of "certain supermarkets" in an undisclosed region noncontiguous with its present marketing areas of northern New England and upstate New York. At the company's annual meeting last week, Hugh R. Farrington, president and chief executive officer, said the acquisition, if it is made, would increase Hannaford's anticipated sales and other revenues by approximately 10%. Hannaford's 1993 sales were $2.1 billion.

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