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• Supervalu said that its Q2 profit dipped to $128 million, from $148 million during the same period a year ago. Sales rose less than 1 percent to $10.23 billion from $10.16 billion, and same-store sales were down 1.3 percent.

• Starbucks announced that its fiscal fourth quarter profit was $5.4 million, down precipitously from the $158.5 million earned during the same period a year ago. Q4 sales rose to $2.5 billion, from $2.4 billion.

• PriceSmart, the membership club company with outlets in Central America and the Caribbean, said that its Q4 revenue was $292.0 million, compared to $230.1 million in the prior year. The Company had 25 warehouse clubs in operation as of the end of fiscal year 2008 compared to 23 warehouse clubs in operation at the end of fiscal year 2007. Operating income in the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2008 was $12.9 million compared to operating income of $2.1 million in the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2007.

Total revenue for fiscal 2008 increased 26.0% to $1.1 billion from $888.8 million in the previous year.

• Tyson said that its Q4 net income rose 50 percent, to $48 million, from $32 million, in the period a year earlier. Sales in the quarter rose 9.5 percent, to $7.2 billion from $6.57 billion.

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