CINCINNATI -- Kroger Co. here, while releasing its year-end results last week, said it has not yet set a date for a shareholders meeting to consider the merger with Fred Meyer Inc., Portland, Ore. al square footage this year by 4.5% to 5% by completing 90 to 100 store projects. It said it increased total square footage in 1998 by 4.25%, opening, expanding, relocating or acquiring 96 food stores. The company said 1998 was a 53-week fiscal year, compared with 52 weeks in 1997. Sales for the ...

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