GETTING RESULTS

For the first half of 1996, the major supermarket operators registered substantial gains in sales and earnings from a year ago -- a trend expected to continue through the balance of this year, securities analysts told SN.A survey of financial results among the top 20 chains with equity or public debt, for the period approximating the first six months of 1996, showed the following:Sales climbed an

For the first half of 1996, the major supermarket operators registered substantial gains in sales and earnings from a year ago -- a trend expected to continue through the balance of this year, securities analysts told SN.

A survey of financial results among the top 20 chains with equity or public debt, for the period approximating the first six months of 1996, showed the following:

Sales climbed an average of 3.6%, compared with an average increase of 2.3% in the first half of

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