NEW YORK -- Prescriptions will play a key role in American Stores' growth in 1998, said Vic Lund, the company's chairman and chief executive officer. Speaking here at the Donaldson Lufkin & Jenrette Food and Drug Retailing Conference, Lund said the company is looking to leverage its strength in the drug-store arena to drive sales in both food and nonfood categories this year. American Stores, Salt Lake City, operates 805 food stores and 909 drug stores in 27 Northeastern, Central and ...

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