SOUTHWEST WEIGHS EXPANSION, CONSIDERS MOVE INTO EL PASO

PHOENIX -- Southwest Supermarkets here, which operates all 25 of its stores in Arizona, is contemplating major unit expansion for next year that may include a move into El Paso, Texas, according to Jim Pack, president and chief executive officer. The company is considering opening at least 10 more stores next year, Pack said. Any expansion into El Paso would probably come through acquisition, although

PHOENIX -- Southwest Supermarkets here, which operates all 25 of its stores in Arizona, is contemplating major unit expansion for next year that may include a move into El Paso, Texas, according to Jim Pack, president and chief executive officer. The company is considering opening at least 10 more stores next year, Pack said. Any expansion into El Paso would probably come through acquisition, although Pack wouldn't identify likely acquisition candidates.

Given Southwest's heavy orient

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