EAGLE SALES DIP, BUT EARNINGS SOAR

MILAN, Ill. -- While declining to comment on trade reports saying the company is for sale, Eagle Food Centers here said last week that sales fell and earnings rose for the first quarter ended May 3.Eagle executives told SN the company would not comment on speculation that it is on the selling block. Robert J. Kelly, president and chief executive officer of the 92-store chain, was quoted in a local

MILAN, Ill. -- While declining to comment on trade reports saying the company is for sale, Eagle Food Centers here said last week that sales fell and earnings rose for the first quarter ended May 3.

Eagle executives told SN the company would not comment on speculation that it is on the selling block. Robert J. Kelly, president and chief executive officer of the 92-store chain, was quoted in a local newspaper saying the company was not involved in any negotiations to sell.

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