BELLEVUE, Wash. -- Quality Food Centers here has acquired a store in the Rainier Valley area of Seattle, the chain's first venture into this area. The move was announced just a week after QFC disclosed its intention to merge with Olson's Food Stores, a 12-store chain in Lynnwood, Wash., thereby boosting itself to second place in the market with an estimated 18.5% share. QFC plans to demolish the 15,000-square-foot Rainier Valley store and replace it with a new 26,000-square-foot unit by ...
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