CARR GOTTSTEIN FOODS REPORTS RECORD SALES AND NET LOSS

ANCHORAGE, Alaska -- Carr Gottstein Foods here reported record sales and a net loss for the first quarter.Quality Centers increased 1.3%, and same-store sales at Carrs Quality Centers super-combination stores fell 2.1%.A loss of $1.6 million in the quarter, vs. net income of $1.2 million a year ago, includes the effect of higher interest costs related to the company's self-tender completed last November,

ANCHORAGE, Alaska -- Carr Gottstein Foods here reported record sales and a net loss for the first quarter.

Quality Centers increased 1.3%, and same-store sales at Carrs Quality Centers super-combination stores fell 2.1%.

A loss of $1.6 million in the quarter, vs. net income of $1.2 million a year ago, includes the effect of higher interest costs related to the company's self-tender completed last November, hikes in depreciation and amortization, expenses related to the chain's

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