SMART & FINAL CHARTS ADDITIONAL EXPANSION

VERNON, Calif. -- Looking beyond its strong Western base and recent entry into Florida, Smart & Final here plans to expand into Puerto Rico sometime in 1997, the company told SN last week. The company is also considering sites in Texas, Chicago, the Pacific Northwest and New England, said Leanne Reynolds, director of corporate communications. However, she noted, expansion into any new areas outside

VERNON, Calif. -- Looking beyond its strong Western base and recent entry into Florida, Smart & Final here plans to expand into Puerto Rico sometime in 1997, the company told SN last week. The company is also considering sites in Texas, Chicago, the Pacific Northwest and New England, said Leanne Reynolds, director of corporate communications. However, she noted, expansion into any new areas outside Puerto Rico is unlikely before late 1997.

A move into Puerto Rico would represent a

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