CARR GOTTESTEIN REPORTS SECOND-QUARTER SALES

ANCHORAGE, Alaska -- Carr Gottstein Foods here, which has agreed to merge with Safeway, said discontinuing a food-service business last year had a negative impact on sales and earnings for the second quarter and first half ended June 28. stein announced it will merge with Safeway, Pleasanton, Calif., early in 1999.The company said sales fell 1.2% to $150.2 million for the 13-week quarter and 1.0%

ANCHORAGE, Alaska -- Carr Gottstein Foods here, which has agreed to merge with Safeway, said discontinuing a food-service business last year had a negative impact on sales and earnings for the second quarter and first half ended June 28.

stein announced it will merge with Safeway, Pleasanton, Calif., early in 1999.

The company said sales fell 1.2% to $150.2 million for the 13-week quarter and 1.0% to $285.3 million for the half, while comparable sales rose 1% for the quarter

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