PIGGLY WIGGLY PLANNING TO GIVE GASOLINE STATIONS A TEST DRIVE

MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- Following the lead of Albertson's, Kroger Co. and other alternative-site retailers, Piggly Wiggly Co. here will test-market gasoline service at several franchised stores in 1999.In February a 30,500-square-foot Piggly Wiggly store in Warrensburg, Mo., will be the first to open a "PW Petro" gas-pump island in its parking lot. The island initially will have three self-service pumps

MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- Following the lead of Albertson's, Kroger Co. and other alternative-site retailers, Piggly Wiggly Co. here will test-market gasoline service at several franchised stores in 1999.

In February a 30,500-square-foot Piggly Wiggly store in Warrensburg, Mo., will be the first to open a "PW Petro" gas-pump island in its parking lot. The island initially will have three self-service pumps situated under a 24- by 96-foot canopy, the company said. The pumps will dispense three

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