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The Kroger Co. has announced that in 2003 it plans to build, relocate or expand between 100 and 110 stores, remodel between 160 and 200, and open between 100 and 110 new fuel centers -- all of which should cost it $2 billion, not including potential acquisitions.

Last year, the company spent a bit less and opened or acquired 151 stores and remodeled 138.
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