HANNAFORD BROS. REPORTS EARNINGS, VOLUME INCREASES

SCARBOROUGH, Maine -- Hannaford Bros. here reported increased sales and earnings for the third quarter and nine months ended Sept. 30.For the quarter, sales increased 5% to $653.9 million from $622.6 million. For the 39 weeks, sales rose 12.4% to $1.89 billion from $1.68 billion.Earnings for the three-month period rose 3.2% to $19.7 million from $19.1 million. For nine months, earnings increased 17%

SCARBOROUGH, Maine -- Hannaford Bros. here reported increased sales and earnings for the third quarter and nine months ended Sept. 30.

For the quarter, sales increased 5% to $653.9 million from $622.6 million. For the 39 weeks, sales rose 12.4% to $1.89 billion from $1.68 billion.

Earnings for the three-month period rose 3.2% to $19.7 million from $19.1 million. For nine months, earnings increased 17% to $53.3 million from $45.6 million.

Same-store sales rose 3.9% in

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