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• Ingles Markets reports that its 2009 annual sales were $3.25 billion, up 4.3 percent, on same-store sales that were up 7.9 percent. Annual gross profit increased $36.7 million, or 5.2%, to $743.1 million, compared with $706.3 million for the year earlier.

Ingles’ Q4 net sales totaled $830.1 million, compared with $842.8 million for the comparable quarter in fiscal 2008. Gross profit for the fourth quarter totaled $184.8 million, an increase of $4.4 million compared with the fourth quarter of fiscal 2008.

• Tesco PLC said that its total third quarter sales were up 7.7 percent, and UK sales up 2.8 percent.

• BJ’s Wholesale Club reports that its November sales were up 6.4 percent to $833.6 million from $783.2 million reported in the same month last year; same-store sales were up one percent.
 
• PriceSmart, which operates membership club stores in the Caribbean and Latin America, said that its November net sales increased 2.9 percent to $108.7 million from $105.6 million in November a year earlier. Same-store sales were up 0.8 percent.
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