FARM FRESH REPORTS QUARTER SALES UP 20%

NORFOLK, Va. -- Farm Fresh here said the acquisition of nine former Safeway stores in Richmond, Va., last December helped boost sales 20.2% in the second quarter ended June 18.rter, an increase of 1% from $9.9 million in the year-ago quarter. For the 24-week first half, cash flow declined 8.6% to $17 million. Farm Fresh, which operates 66 stores, reported a net loss of $4.2 million for the quarter.Same-store

NORFOLK, Va. -- Farm Fresh here said the acquisition of nine former Safeway stores in Richmond, Va., last December helped boost sales 20.2% in the second quarter ended June 18.

rter, an increase of 1% from $9.9 million in the year-ago quarter. For the 24-week first half, cash flow declined 8.6% to $17 million. Farm Fresh, which operates 66 stores, reported a net loss of $4.2 million for the quarter.

Same-store sales increased 4.8% for the quarter.

Michael E. Julian,

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