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AMERICAN STORES CO., Salt Lake City, will buy 11 drug stores in Michigan, Wisconsin and Iowa from Minneapolis-based Snyder Drug Stores, Snyder officials said last week. The sale is expected to be completed Oct. 22. Terms were not disclosed. American Stores operates drug stores under the Osco Drug banner in those three states. nits. Margaret Urquart, president of Lowes Foods, will oversee both chains.

AMERICAN STORES CO., Salt Lake City, will buy 11 drug stores in Michigan, Wisconsin and Iowa from Minneapolis-based Snyder Drug Stores, Snyder officials said last week. The sale is expected to be completed Oct. 22. Terms were not disclosed. American Stores operates drug stores under the Osco Drug banner in those three states.

nits. Margaret Urquart, president of Lowes Foods, will oversee both chains. A spokeswoman for the retail division said the company will determine in the next 60

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