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Hannaford Bros., Scarborough, Maine, said third-quarter earnings, to be released this week, will be below expectations. Hurricane Fran caused product losses due to refrigeration outages, higher labor costs and other emergency expenses, Hannaford reported. Also, meat cost inflation outpaced retail prices in markets where Hannaford maintains competitive pricing, the company said. re sales for U.S. Kmart

Hannaford Bros., Scarborough, Maine, said third-quarter earnings, to be released this week, will be below expectations. Hurricane Fran caused product losses due to refrigeration outages, higher labor costs and other emergency expenses, Hannaford reported. Also, meat cost inflation outpaced retail prices in markets where Hannaford maintains competitive pricing, the company said.

re sales for U.S. Kmart stores, including supercenters, dipped 0.2% for the five weeks ended Sept. 27 but we

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