SALT LAKE CITY -- American Stores Co. here is expanding checklane merchandising of Hispanic and African-American magazines to its Lucky Stores, Jewel Food Stores and Acme Markets subsidiary units. Checkout sales increased 5% to 10% at 35 Jewel Food Stores, Melrose Park, Ill., which introduced ethnic magazine titles in the first quarter, according to Michael J. Porche, executive vice president of Distribution Services Inc., a publication sales and marketing firm based in West Palm Beach, ...

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