TORONTO -- The Food Basics stores that A&P is franchising in Ontario are expected to achieve sales of $700 million in 1997, A&P officials told SN last week. asizes produce. Development of the format was facilitated by a labor agreement that enabled the chain to reduce costs and achieve parity with other low-cost operators, A&P said. It has 45 units operating under the Food Basics banner this year and expects to add at least 15 more by the end of 1997, a chain spokesman said. ...

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