SMITH'S SLOWS CALIFORNIA EXPANSION

SALT LAKE CITY -- Smith's Food & Drug Centers here is pausing in its California expansion plans to allow its existing stores there to meet the company's projections, according to a memorandum sent to Smith's employees.The company already has opened five stores in California this year and planned to open an additional three units before the end of the year. Most of the 10 to 12 new stores Smith's planned

SALT LAKE CITY -- Smith's Food & Drug Centers here is pausing in its California expansion plans to allow its existing stores there to meet the company's projections, according to a memorandum sent to Smith's employees.

The company already has opened five stores in California this year and planned to open an additional three units before the end of the year. Most of the 10 to 12 new stores Smith's planned to open in 1995 also would have been in California, according to a previous S

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