BOSTON -- Stop & Shop here will introduce a line of premium private-label products under the Select label. The products will be supplied by Safeway, Oakland, Calif. According to Terry Vanderwater, Stop & Shop's director of public affairs, Select items will begin to appear on shelves in midsummer. Gary Giblen, an analyst with Smith Barney, New York, said Safeway has established an "unusual arrangement to sell to noncompetitive chains, which will afford it the wholesale profit margins ...
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