NEW DIRECTIONS THROUGH ACQUISITIONS

BELLEVUE, Wash. -- Over the past two years, Quality Food Centers here has pushed the boundaries of its operating territory in three directions.the year, QFC added a third store with a newly constructed unit in Snohomish, increasing its store count from 30 to 33 units at the end of 1992.The Haggen deal marked QFC's first expansion move outside its core King County (the Seattle region) market area.

BELLEVUE, Wash. -- Over the past two years, Quality Food Centers here has pushed the boundaries of its operating territory in three directions.

the year, QFC added a third store with a newly constructed unit in Snohomish, increasing its store count from 30 to 33 units at the end of 1992.

The Haggen deal marked QFC's first expansion move outside its core King County (the Seattle region) market area. It also signaled the beginning of a shift in strategy for QFC. Since that two-s

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