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• Unified Grocers reported first quarter sales of $1.045 billion, down slightly compared to the $1.052 billion generated during the same period a year ago. Q1 net earnings were $3.9 million, down from $6.2 million a year ago.

According to the company, the chief reason for the earnings decline was that “in the 2009 period, earnings attributable to the former Associated Grocers (Seattle) customers are now reflected in patronage dividends, as the vast majority of these customers are now members. In the 2008 period, earnings attributed to these customers were reflected in net earnings.”

• Coca-Cola reported that its Q4 profit was off 18 percent to $995 million, from $1.21 billion during the same period a year ago. Revenue fell 3 percent to $7.13 billion from $7.33 billion a year ago.

• PepsiCo said that its fourth quarter profit was $719 million, down from $1.26 billion during the same period a year ago. Q4 sales climbed three percent to $12.73 billion from $12.35 billion.

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