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  • Ruddick Corp., which operates Harris Teeter, reported net income in the quarter ended Sept. 29 was $16.3 million, versus $12.2 million a year earlier. Quarterly sales increased 6 percent to $665.2 million from $627.6 million.

  • Starbucks Corp. reported that sales at its stores open at least a year was up 10 percent in October. Net revenue was $279 million in the four weeks ended Oct. 27, up 24 percent from the same period a year earlier.

  • Nash Finch Co. has postponed release of third-quarter financial results. No reason was given.

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