QUALITY FOOD CENTERS, Bellevue, Wash., said last week it will offer 4.5 million shares of its common stock to the public. The offering is being made to provide part of the financing necessary to pay the total cash consideration in connection with the company's proposed acquisition of Hughes Family Markets, Irwindale, Calif., the company said. Proceeds also will go to refinance bank debt, including debt incurred in connection with the company's recent acquisition of Keith Uddenberg Inc., Gig ...

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