Harris Teeter Ramps Up Expansion as Sales Grow

Harris Teeter said it plans to boost capital spending in fiscal 2009 by nearly 30% to $245 million from $190 million this year. The company said it expects to open 19 new stores next year, including continued expansion in the Washington, D.C., area. The chain has opened 19 new stores through the first three quarters of this year and closed four. A spokeswoman declined to indicate

MATTHEWS, N.C. — Harris Teeter here said it plans to boost capital spending in fiscal 2009 by nearly 30% — to $245 million from $190 million this year.

The company said it expects to open 19 new stores next year, including continued expansion in the Washington, D.C., area.

The chain has opened 19 new stores through the first three quarters of this year and closed four. A spokeswoman declined to indicate to SN how many more stores it may open or close through the

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