PORTLAND, Ore. (FNS) -- Fred Meyer Inc. expects to reap some $150 million worth of merger-related synergies by 2000, company president Robert G. Miller exuberantly told shareholders in their annual meeting here last week. That's because along with three major regional supermarket chains, Fred Meyer Inc. acquired experienced managers, modern technology and a host of best practices, he said. With the acquisition of Quality Food Centers, Ralphs Grocery Co. and Smith's Food & Drug Centers, ...
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