RISER PLANS LARGER FORMATS, TRADE AREA

NEW YORK -- Having consolidated retail operations, Riser Foods aims to upgrade its store base to larger formats.The Bedford Heights, Ohio-based wholesaler also plans to boost its distribution business by extending its geographic reach, broadening product selection and seeking acquisitions, Anthony Rego, chairman and chief executive officer, told investors and analysts at an American Stock Exchange

NEW YORK -- Having consolidated retail operations, Riser Foods aims to upgrade its store base to larger formats.

The Bedford Heights, Ohio-based wholesaler also plans to boost its distribution business by extending its geographic reach, broadening product selection and seeking acquisitions, Anthony Rego, chairman and chief executive officer, told investors and analysts at an American Stock Exchange forum here.

Last week, Riser reported first-quarter fiscal 1997 results. In the

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