PORTLAND, Ore. -- One of the retail food industry's largest megamergers wrapped up last week when Fred Meyer Inc., based here, completed its acquisitions of Quality Food Centers, Bellevue, Wash., and Ralphs Grocery Co., Compton, Calif. which were bolstered by a previous acquisition -- that of Smith's Food & Drug Centers (parent company of Smith's, Smitty's and Price-Rite stores in the Southwest) -- which took place last September. Officials said net sales for the 12-week fourth quarter ...
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