HUGHES OPENS FIRST UNIT INFLUENCED BY QFC

MALIBU, Calif. -- Hughes Family Markets unveiled its first store here last week that directly reflects the influence of Quality Food Centers, the Bellevue, Wash.-based company that acquired the Irwindale, Calif.-based Hughes chain last March.The remodeled store, viewed by SN during a tour, offers a combination of Hughes' own innovations and QFC's proven merchandising formulas.According to Mark Oerum,

MALIBU, Calif. -- Hughes Family Markets unveiled its first store here last week that directly reflects the influence of Quality Food Centers, the Bellevue, Wash.-based company that acquired the Irwindale, Calif.-based Hughes chain last March.

The remodeled store, viewed by SN during a tour, offers a combination of Hughes' own innovations and QFC's proven merchandising formulas.

According to Mark Oerum, vice president of store operations for the 57-unit Hughes chain, "What QFC

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