QFC TARGETS CONTROLLED EXPANSION AFTER LIGHTNING GROWTH LAST YEAR

BELLEVUE, Wash. (FNS) -- Quality Food Centers here still has $56 million left in its kitty after its merger with Olson's Food Stores, Mountlake Terrace, Wash., but company executives plan to slow the spending spree that boosted square footage by 46% last year.At the chain's annual meeting here, they said growth would be "controlled, profitable and a long-term value for QFC shareholders."In mid-1995,

BELLEVUE, Wash. (FNS) -- Quality Food Centers here still has $56 million left in its kitty after its merger with Olson's Food Stores, Mountlake Terrace, Wash., but company executives plan to slow the spending spree that boosted square footage by 46% last year.

At the chain's annual meeting here, they said growth would be "controlled, profitable and a long-term value for QFC shareholders."

In mid-1995, Chicago investor Sam Zell's Zell/Chilmark Fund L.P. invested about $100 mill

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