FRED MEYER SALES, NET HIT RECORD

PORTLAND, Ore. -- Fred Meyer Inc. here reported record sales and earnings for the fourth quarter ended Jan. 29.of 6.6%.Same-store sales rose 1.6% in the quarter. The same-store increase for food sales was 2.2% and for nonfood it was a 1.2% increase, the company said.For the year, sales increased 4.4% to $2.98 billion at the 125-store chain. Same-store sales rose 2.4% for the year, which includes a

PORTLAND, Ore. -- Fred Meyer Inc. here reported record sales and earnings for the fourth quarter ended Jan. 29.

of 6.6%.

Same-store sales rose 1.6% in the quarter. The same-store increase for food sales was 2.2% and for nonfood it was a 1.2% increase, the company said.

For the year, sales increased 4.4% to $2.98 billion at the 125-store chain. Same-store sales rose 2.4% for the year, which includes a 3.4% increase in comparable food sales.

Year-end net increa

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