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  • George Weston Ltd., owner of Loblaw Cos., reported that its first quarter profit fell 9.7 per cent to the equivalent of $87 million (US); during the same period a year ago, it was $96.4 million (US).

    Sales increased 2.9 per cent to the equivalent of $4.7 billion (US).

  • Pathmark Stores announced preliminary first quarter results, saying that it expects total sales and same store sales to be down 1.5 percent and 1.4 percent. The company said that its numbers were “negatively impacted by sales and gross profit pressures from steep inflation in certain categories, unproductive sales promotions and increases in medical costs.”

  • Second quarter sales at Unified Western Grocers reportedly were up 16.5 percent to $739.2 million, with first half sales up 17 percent to $1.5 billion.

    Second quarter income was up 19.8 percent to $1.2 million, and up 36.9 percent to $3.2 million for the half.

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