HANNAFORD VOLUME, PROFIT INCREASE IN FIRST QUARTER

SCARBOROUGH, Maine -- Hannaford Bros. here said sales rose 3.7% to $788.3 million and net income was up 14.3% to $17.8 million for the first quarter ended April 4.es rose 1.8% for the quarter; adjusting for estimated Easter sales, comparable-store sales were up 3.6%, the company said.Hugh G. Farrington, president and chief executive officer, said the chain's operations were bolstered "by focused sales-building

SCARBOROUGH, Maine -- Hannaford Bros. here said sales rose 3.7% to $788.3 million and net income was up 14.3% to $17.8 million for the first quarter ended April 4.

es rose 1.8% for the quarter; adjusting for estimated Easter sales, comparable-store sales were up 3.6%, the company said.

Hugh G. Farrington, president and chief executive officer, said the chain's operations were bolstered "by focused sales-building efforts in both Northeast and Southeast markets and, despite stro

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