HANNAFORD BROS. POSTS GAIN IN SALES FOR SECOND QUARTER

SCARBOROUGH, Maine -- Hannaford Bros. here reported a 6.4% sales increase for the second quarter ended June 28, despite a low inflation rate and a decline in the availability of food stamps in some of its key markets. share, earned in the year-ago quarter. Easter sales were included in the first quarter of 1997 and the second quarter of 1996. Before adjusting for Easter sales, same-store sales declined

SCARBOROUGH, Maine -- Hannaford Bros. here reported a 6.4% sales increase for the second quarter ended June 28, despite a low inflation rate and a decline in the availability of food stamps in some of its key markets.

share, earned in the year-ago quarter. Easter sales were included in the first quarter of 1997 and the second quarter of 1996. Before adjusting for Easter sales, same-store sales declined 0.8%. After adjusting for estimated Easter sales, same-store sales increased 0.4% i

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