AMERICAN STORES SALES, NET RISE IN 4TH QUARTER

SALT LAKE CITY - American Stores Co. here reported increased sales and earnings for the fourth quarter ended Jan. 29.The company also posted decreased sales and increased earnings for the year.Net income rose 19% for the year and 7.3% for the quarter, while sales fell 1.5% for the year to $18.8 billion and rose 0.4% for the quarter to $4.9 billion. Same-store sales fell 0.4% for the year and 1% for

SALT LAKE CITY - American Stores Co. here reported increased sales and earnings for the fourth quarter ended Jan. 29.

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