HANNAFORD TO HIKE CAP EX, STRESS NE

SCARBOROUGH, Maine -- Hannaford Bros. here said it will boost capital spending this year by 16% as it attempts to catch up on delayed projects in the Northeast.The company said last week the inclusion of Easter in this year's first quarter, ended April 3, helped boost sales and other revenues 6.4% to $839.1 million, while net income increased 12.2% to $20 million. Comparable-store sales rose 2.7%;

SCARBOROUGH, Maine -- Hannaford Bros. here said it will boost capital spending this year by 16% as it attempts to catch up on delayed projects in the Northeast.

The company said last week the inclusion of Easter in this year's first quarter, ended April 3, helped boost sales and other revenues 6.4% to $839.1 million, while net income increased 12.2% to $20 million. Comparable-store sales rose 2.7%; however, when estimated sales are adjusted for Easter, which fell in last year's second

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