PREPARED IN ALASKA

ANCHORAGE, Ala. -- Mark R. Williams, president and chief executive officer of Carr Gottstein Foods Co. here, knows that a way to a shopper's heart is through the stomach.So while the retail newcomers to Alaska, including mass merchandisers and specialty retailers, may have gobbled up his general merchandise profits, Williams' company is concentrating on perishables -- specifically, prepared foods

ANCHORAGE, Ala. -- Mark R. Williams, president and chief executive officer of Carr Gottstein Foods Co. here, knows that a way to a shopper's heart is through the stomach.

So while the retail newcomers to Alaska, including mass merchandisers and specialty retailers, may have gobbled up his general merchandise profits, Williams' company is concentrating on perishables -- specifically, prepared foods and bakery products.

"Anybody can sell a can of Del Monte beans, because you can

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