STOP & SHOP TO SLOW SUPERSTORE EXPANSION

QUINCY, Mass. -- Stop & Shop Cos. here said it will slow its projected pace of new superstore openings this year due to its recent acquisition of Purity Supreme, North Billerica, Mass.The 130-store company also reported a 21% increase in earnings and a 4.7% increase in sales for the first quarter ended May 20.As reported, Stop & Shop agreed last month to purchase Purity for an estimated $255 million.

QUINCY, Mass. -- Stop & Shop Cos. here said it will slow its projected pace of new superstore openings this year due to its recent acquisition of Purity Supreme, North Billerica, Mass.

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