SMART & FINAL TO EXPAND INTO FLORIDA

VERNON, Calif. -- Smart & Final here is preparing to expand into Florida next year with its grocery-warehouse style format.As the first step in that expansion plan, Smart & Final said last week it had agreed to acquire a 90% interest in Henry Lee Co., one of the largest independent food-service distributors in Florida, for $18 million in cash and notes.The acquisition would pave the way for the 1995

VERNON, Calif. -- Smart & Final here is preparing to expand into Florida next year with its grocery-warehouse style format.

As the first step in that expansion plan, Smart & Final said last week it had agreed to acquire a 90% interest in Henry Lee Co., one of the largest independent food-service distributors in Florida, for $18 million in cash and notes.

The acquisition would pave the way for the 1995 opening of six Smart & Final warehouse stores in Florida, an off

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