STATER BROS. SEES STRIKE GAINS

COLTON, Calif. -- Stater Bros. Markets here expects to hold onto 5% of the volume it's picked up during the 11-week-old Southern California labor dispute on a permanent basis, Jack Brown, chairman, president and chief executive officer, told bondholders in a conference call earlier this month.Although Stater's employees are covered by the same master agreement as stores operated by Safeway, which

COLTON, Calif. -- Stater Bros. Markets here expects to hold onto 5% of the volume it's picked up during the 11-week-old Southern California labor dispute on a permanent basis, Jack Brown, chairman, president and chief executive officer, told bondholders in a conference call earlier this month.

Although Stater's employees are covered by the same master agreement as stores operated by Safeway, which is the strike target, and Albertsons and Kroger Co., which have locked out employees, "w

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