FINANCIAL WATCH

Safeway, Pleasanton, Calif., here said last week the acquisitions of Dominick's and Carr Gottstein Foods helped boost sales and earnings for the third quarter and 36 weeks ended Sept. 11. Sales rose 15.9% to $6.5 billion for the 12-week quarter and 13.9% to $18.9 billion for the year to date, and net income increased 15.3% to $223.4 million for the quarter.

Safeway, Pleasanton, Calif., here said last week the acquisitions of Dominick's and Carr Gottstein Foods helped boost sales and earnings for the third quarter and 36 weeks ended Sept. 11. Sales rose 15.9% to $6.5 billion for the 12-week quarter and 13.9% to $18.9 billion for the year to date, and net income increased 15.3% to $223.4 million for the quarter.

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