MARSH PROFITS RISE AS FUEL, NEW STORES DRIVE SALES GROWTH

INDIANAPOLIS -- Marsh Supermarkets here reported increased profitability in its most recent fiscal quarter, despite pressure on sales from increased competition, higher commodity costs and high unemployment levels.34.6 million in gasoline sales and $1.9 million from the sale of property, the company said. Including gasoline and other revenues, such as food service, check cashing and video rentals,

INDIANAPOLIS -- Marsh Supermarkets here reported increased profitability in its most recent fiscal quarter, despite pressure on sales from increased competition, higher commodity costs and high unemployment levels.

34.6 million in gasoline sales and $1.9 million from the sale of property, the company said. Including gasoline and other revenues, such as food service, check cashing and video rentals, comparable sales increased 0.6%.

Net income of $2.67 million, or 34 cents a sha

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