Smith's Food & Drug Centers expects its California stores eventually to increase overall profitability. One key to achieving success in California is by adding more stores to leverage operating costs there, according to Robert D. Bolinder, executive vice president. ivision to 31 stores as of June. Three additional California stores are planned as part of Smith's 12-store 1994 expansion. Smith's, Salt Lake City, operated 133 stores as of April. The chain expects to spend $150 million in ...

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