Stater Bros. Eyes Debt Reduction, Investments

Stater Bros. Markets said it is considering using some of the free cash it expects to generate this year to reduce debt or else possibly to buy some empty department stores sites for future supermarket locations. Analysts told SN they expect the company to generate free cash flow of $15 million to $25 million this year now that the large expenses the company invested in

SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. — Stater Bros. Markets here said it is considering using some of the free cash it expects to generate this year to reduce debt or else possibly to buy some empty department stores sites for future supermarket locations.

Analysts told SN they expect the company to generate free cash flow of $15 million to $25 million this year now that the large expenses the company invested in building a new warehouse and distribution center are behind it.

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