BELLEVUE, Wash. -- Quality Food Centers here completed its acquisition last week of Hughes Family Markets, Irwindale, Calif., for approximately $358.8 million in cash, moving QFC outside its Puget Sound base of operations for the first time. The 56-store Hughes chain accounts for sales of approximately $1.25 billion, or about 5% of southern California's market share. Added to QFC's sales base of $800 million for 64 stores in Washington, the company's total sales will be approximately $2.05 ...
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