FINANCIAL WATCH

Eagle Food Centers, Milan, Ill., said last week it attributed a net loss of $463,000 for the third quarter ended Nov. 1 to lower gross margin dollars resulting from lower sales levels and increased promotional activity, plus onetime costs of $1.2 million related to incremental systems implementation and duplicate systems-related expenses. Sales for the 13-week quarter fell 5.7% to $234.2 million,

Eagle Food Centers, Milan, Ill., said last week it attributed a net loss of $463,000 for the third quarter ended Nov. 1 to lower gross margin dollars resulting from lower sales levels and increased promotional activity, plus onetime costs of $1.2 million related to incremental systems implementation and duplicate systems-related expenses. Sales for the 13-week quarter fell 5.7% to $234.2 million, while same-store sales declined 5.8%. For the nine-month period, net earnings declined 0.5% to

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