SEVERAL SMITH'S FEATURE RENT-A-CAR PROGRAMS

SALT LAKE CITY -- Renting a car was never so easy -- at least not for shoppers at Smith's Food & Drug Centers, the 109-store retailer based here.What started as an experiment a few years ago has turned into an unexpected revenue source for the retailer. Smith's now leases space to a car rental agency in eight of its 10 stores in the greater Phoenix area and in two additional locations in Yuma and

SALT LAKE CITY -- Renting a car was never so easy -- at least not for shoppers at Smith's Food & Drug Centers, the 109-store retailer based here.

What started as an experiment a few years ago has turned into an unexpected revenue source for the retailer. Smith's now leases space to a car rental agency in eight of its 10 stores in the greater Phoenix area and in two additional locations in Yuma and Flagstaff, Ariz.

The customer response has been "wonderful," according to on

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