NEW YORK - Yucaipa Cos., the fast-growing Southern California-based supermarket chain, has secured $430 million in loans from Bankers Trust Co. and Chase Manhattan Corp. to fund its $749 million acquisition of Chicago's Dominick's Finer Foods chain, according to a Yucaipa official.

Yucaipa, which is closely held, is also in the midst of acquiring Ralphs Supermarkets Inc., a 170-store chain also based in Southern California. Yucaipa already owns the 265-store Food 4 Less chain and the 29-store Smitty's chain in Arizona.

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