SMITH’S, FOOD 4 LESS:
Kroger said the majority of the acquired stores, which average 46,000 square feet, will operate under either the Smith’s or Food 4 Less banner. Smith’s operates 19 stores in Las Vegas, while Food 4 Less has five stores in the area. Two additional stores are under construction and expected to open in November.
As of the end of the first quarter of the 2002 fiscal year, Kroger, either directly or through its subsidiaries, operated 2,429 supermarkets and multidepartment stores in 32 states under approximately two dozen banners.