Ralphs Grocery Co., Compton, Calif., said same-store sales rose 2.4% in the second quarter ended July 14, the first quarter of positive comparisons since its merger with Food 4 Less in June 1995. Sales in the 12 weeks rose 45% to $1.24 billion. Operating cash flow rose 6.4% for the quarter vs. the year-ago period and 14% above first-quarter results.
805.1 million a year before. Net income rose 4.4% to $39.1 million from $37.4 million.
Seaway Food Town, Maumee, Ohio, said the