MODESTO, Calif. — Save Mart Stores here is considering whether to introduce a new banner for the 75 Albertsons stores it acquired in the San Francisco Bay area, Bob Piccinini, chairman and chief executive officer, told SN. “San Francisco is a different market from other parts of our operating areas, with a higher cost structure that requires different pricing,” he explained. The company will probably not begin converting those stores until late summer or early fall, he noted. Save Mart ...

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