PORTLAND, Ore. -- The acquisition by Fred Meyer Inc., of Smith's Food & Drug Centers, Salt Lake City, in September would probably have pleased the late Fred Meyer himself. After all, the company that Meyer founded 75 years ago tomorrow grew to some degree through acquisitions of other businesses, Robert G. Miller, president and chief executive officer, told SN. "There are a number of milestones in this company's history that involved acquisitions," Miller said. "Our entries into the ...

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