VLADIVOSTOK, Russia -- Giant, the first of a projected 25 American-style supermarkets in Russia, is to open here next month as part of an American-Russian joint venture. The store, part of Giant Food Systems, will combine an entire food distribution system under one roof, including retailing, wholesaling, processing and packaging. The first Giant unit, located in an outlying area in this port city 5,000 miles east of Moscow, will be 100,000 square feet, with 35,000 square feet of selling ...

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