SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- Raley's here said last week an inability to boost its market share in Las Vegas prompted its decision to sell its 18 stores there to Kroger Co., Cincinnati. However, the company plans to maintain its operations in New Mexico, William Coyne, president and chief operating officer, told SN last week. Kroger, which already operates 24 stores in the Las Vegas market, said it will convert some of the Raley's stores to the Smith's banner and others to the Food4Less banner ...

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