PORTLAND, Ore. -- Fred Meyer Inc. here said last week the addition of acquired stores boosted sales for the second quarter and first half ended Aug. 15. on, Calif.; and Hughes Family Markets, Irwindale, Calif., in March. Because the Smith's and Ralphs acquisitions were accounted for as purchases and the QFC acquisition was accounted for as a pooling of interests, the company said 1998 results include store operations of Fred Meyer Stores, Smith's and QFC for the full period and Ralphs from ...

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