If supermarket outlets ever dominate branch banking, California giants Wells Fargo & Co. and BankAmerica Corp. will get credit for leading the change.

The two San Francisco-based banks are opening more in-store branches than any other institutions in the country. In the process, grocery stores are becoming the front line of their battle for market share and profits in California and elsewhere in the West.

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