WILD OATS MARKETS BUYS REAY'S IN TUCSON

BOULDER, Colo. -- Wild Oats Markets here said it has added three natural-food stores in Tucson, Ariz., with the acquisition of Reay's Ranch Markets.With the acquisition, Wild Oats is operating 67 stores in 18 states.Mike Gilliland, chief executive officer, said Reay's 1998 volume was just under $30 million. He said the three Tucson stores, ranging in size from 16,000 square feet to just under 30,000

BOULDER, Colo. -- Wild Oats Markets here said it has added three natural-food stores in Tucson, Ariz., with the acquisition of Reay's Ranch Markets.

With the acquisition, Wild Oats is operating 67 stores in 18 states.

Mike Gilliland, chief executive officer, said Reay's 1998 volume was just under $30 million. He said the three Tucson stores, ranging in size from 16,000 square feet to just under 30,000 square feet, will be marketed in conjunction with Wild Oats' three Phoenix

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