SALT LAKE CITY — Associated Food Stores here has eliminated 70 positions and relocated 42 of the affected employees to merchandising and store-level jobs. "These 42 people represent some of AFS' best and having them at retail will have a positive impact on our store guests' experience throughout the holiday season and over the long term," said Kris Romeril, a spokesman for the cooperative wholesaler and retailer. The 28 staffers who were let go "were treated with respect and compassion," ...

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