EARNINGS UP, SALES FLAT FOR NASH FINCH

MINNEAPOLIS -- Nash Finch Co. here said sales were flat and earnings increased for the third quarter and 40 weeks ended Oct. 9.creased 136.7% to $8 million for the quarter and 182.6% to $11.5 million for the 40-week period.The company said net income reflected the positive impact of discontinued operations from the sale of the company's former produce operation in August and gains on the sale of the

MINNEAPOLIS -- Nash Finch Co. here said sales were flat and earnings increased for the third quarter and 40 weeks ended Oct. 9.

creased 136.7% to $8 million for the quarter and 182.6% to $11.5 million for the 40-week period.

The company said net income reflected the positive impact of discontinued operations from the sale of the company's former produce operation in August and gains on the sale of the company's stakes in two dairies in July.

Nash Finch said operating

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