FRED MEYER PROFIT, SALES HIT RECORD

PORTLAND, Ore. -- Fred Meyer Inc. here reported record sales and earnings for the first quarter ended May 21.million, net rose 14.1% to $16 million in the quarter.Sales jumped 9.4% to $932.3 million in the 16-week period. Same-store sales rose 3.4%, with comparable food sales up 2.5% and comparable nonfood sales rising 4%.Robert G. Miller, chairman and chief executive officer, said strong sales in

PORTLAND, Ore. -- Fred Meyer Inc. here reported record sales and earnings for the first quarter ended May 21.

million, net rose 14.1% to $16 million in the quarter.

Sales jumped 9.4% to $932.3 million in the 16-week period. Same-store sales rose 3.4%, with comparable food sales up 2.5% and comparable nonfood sales rising 4%.

Robert G. Miller, chairman and chief executive officer, said strong sales in certain nonfood categories, especially seasonal garden and outdoor

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