CARR GOTTSTEIN POSTS PROFIT DURING QUARTER; SALES OFF

ANCHORAGE, Alaska -- Carr Gottstein Foods here said the improvement in its fourth-quarter earnings picture was due to improved gross margins coupled with lower operating expenses and interest payments. 6 million, or 71 cents per share, compared with a net loss of $2.8 million, or 36 cents per share, in 1996.Carr Gottstein said sales for the fourth quarter decreased 4.4%, from $150.3 million in 1996

ANCHORAGE, Alaska -- Carr Gottstein Foods here said the improvement in its fourth-quarter earnings picture was due to improved gross margins coupled with lower operating expenses and interest payments.

6 million, or 71 cents per share, compared with a net loss of $2.8 million, or 36 cents per share, in 1996.

Carr Gottstein said sales for the fourth quarter decreased 4.4%, from $150.3 million in 1996 to $143.8 million in 1997. Sales for the full fiscal year decreased 3.8%, from

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