SAFEWAY TO ACQUIRE CARR GOTTSTEIN

PLEASANTON, Calif. -- Safeway here said last week it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Anchorage, Alaska-based Carr Gottstein Foods for $110 million in cash. tate's only full-line food warehouse and distribution center and the state's largest freight company.Melissa C. Plaisance, senior vice president of finance for Safeway, said Safeway regards the Carr Gottstein merger as "a fill-in opportunity

PLEASANTON, Calif. -- Safeway here said last week it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Anchorage, Alaska-based Carr Gottstein Foods for $110 million in cash.

tate's only full-line food warehouse and distribution center and the state's largest freight company.

Melissa C. Plaisance, senior vice president of finance for Safeway, said Safeway regards the Carr Gottstein merger as "a fill-in opportunity [and] an in-market acquisition.

"But we have previously said

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