REPORTS: ALBERTSONS, BRISTOL FARMS TALK MERGER
vestment firm that owns Bristol Farms Markets here declined to comment last week on reports it may be in negotiations to sell the 11-store upscale chain to Albertsons, Boise, Idaho. Albertsons officials were not available for comment. Bristol Farms is owned by Oaktree Capital Management, which acquired the company in 1995. The chain last year said it generates annual sales of almost $152 million, or about $265,000 per week per store.