LONDON (FNS) -- British food retailers are hoping they can find a pot of gold at the end of the Irish rainbow. All the leading chains are eyeing the market in Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland as an area for future expansion. J. Sainsbury set off the stampede with its announcement in June of plans to invest $157 million (100 million pounds) to open seven stores in Northern Ireland. The first is expected to open in August 1996. All the stores will be 35,000 to 40,000 square feet ...

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