SALT LAKE CITY -- After a year of upheavals, Smith's Food & Drug Centers here is endeavoring to travel the road to normality. Having exited southern California, doubling its size in Arizona and undergoing a financial recapitalization that left it highly leveraged, the 148-unit chain now is trying to bolster its sales base under new leadership. Al Rowland, named president and chief operating officer in February, told SN that the biggest challenge for Smith's is to recover sales and ...

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