FRED MEYER POSTS LOSS, LOWER SALES IN QUARTER

PORTLAND, Ore. -- Reflecting the effect of a series of labor disputes, Fred Meyer Inc. here reported lower sales and a net loss for the third quarter ended Nov. 5. The major dispute involved an 88-day strike by retail clerks in the United Food and Commercial Workers Union that affected 26 stores here and in Vancouver, Wash., plus separate strikes at the company's Clackamas, Ore., distribution center

PORTLAND, Ore. -- Reflecting the effect of a series of labor disputes, Fred Meyer Inc. here reported lower sales and a net loss for the third quarter ended Nov. 5. The major dispute involved an 88-day strike by retail clerks in the United Food and Commercial Workers Union that affected 26 stores here and in Vancouver, Wash., plus separate strikes at the company's Clackamas, Ore., distribution center and trucking operations and at its central bakery, dairy and main office. All those dispute

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