LOS ANGELES — The new owner of Smart & Final here is boosting store size, increasing the ad frequency to weekly, adding a wall of values at retail and putting in other new wrinkles to strengthen the appeal of the non-membership warehouse chain, a company spokesman told SN last week. The efforts are paying off with better sales and increasing customer counts, according to Randall Oliver, Smart & Final's director of corporate communications. Smart & Final operates 284 stores in a ...

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