EAGLE REPORTS LOSSES IN FOURTH QUARTER, YEAR

MILAN, Ill. -- Eagle Food Centers here reported decreased sales and a loss for the year and the fourth quarter ended Jan. 29.lion and 2.2% for the quarter to $269.5 million. Same-store sales declined 3.4% for both the year and the fourth quarter.Eagle said a pretax charge of $17 million to cover the cost of closing five stores contributed to the loss in the quarter and the year. An extraordinary charge

MILAN, Ill. -- Eagle Food Centers here reported decreased sales and a loss for the year and the fourth quarter ended Jan. 29.

lion and 2.2% for the quarter to $269.5 million. Same-store sales declined 3.4% for both the year and the fourth quarter.

Eagle said a pretax charge of $17 million to cover the cost of closing five stores contributed to the loss in the quarter and the year. An extraordinary charge of $4 million related to early debt retirement also contributed to the fu

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