MANAGEMENT: A Young Man Goes West

The nation's largest drugstore chain last week added 48 more links. Through his United Drug Co., young (37) President Justin W. Dart bought California's Sontag Chain Stores Co., Ltd., the state's third largest chain, whose fluorescent-lighted stores sell more hosiery and housewares than drugs.

The purchase is a natural for United Drug, for Sontag's miniature department stores, grossing $15,000,000 yearly, are 90% noncompetitive with the 122 Owl Drug Co. stores which United now operates in California. It also marks the first expansion move for United under Dart. When Dart, ex-son-in-law of Walgreen...

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