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FRED MEYER RETAINS OFSTEDAHL AS CONSULTANT FOR FOOD OPERATIONS

     FRED MEYER RETAINS OFSTEDAHL AS CONSULTANT FOR FOOD OPERATIONS
    PORTLAND, Ore., Nov. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Larry R. Ofstedahl, who retired last month as senior vice president of the Food Group at Fred Meyer Inc. (NASDAQ: MEYR), has been retained by Fred Meyer as a consultant for the company's food operations, the company announced today.
    Ofstedahl retired on Oct. 7 after 36 years with the company.
    Robert G. Miller, chairman of the board and chief executive officer of Fred Meyer Inc., said, "We are pleased to have been able to arrange an agreement with Larry that will enable the company to continue to benefit from his wealth of knowledge about the food industry and the evolution of that business at Fred Meyer."
    Fred Meyer is a leading regional retailer of a wide range of food, general merchandise, apparel, home electronics, fine jewelry and home improvement products sold in large, one-stop-shopping stores ranging in size up to 200,000 square feet.  The company employs 24,000 people and operates 122 stores, including 94 of its large multidepartment stores, in Oregon, Washington, Alaska, Idaho, Utah, Montana and California.  Fred Meyer reported 1990 sales of $2.48 billion, and its stock is traded on the over-the-counter market of NASDAQ.
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    /CONTACT:  Rob Boley of Fred Meyer Inc., 503-233-7176, or after hours, 503-697-3858/
    (MEYR) CO:  Fred Meyer Inc. ST:  Oregon IN:  REA SU:  PER SC-RJ -- SE010 -- 3226 11/11/91 19:02 EST
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