INDIANAPOLIS -- Marsh Supermarkets here said reduced administrative expenses, partly offset by lower gross margins, resulted in increased earnings for the second quarter ended Oct. 15. Sales also rose.
fell 33.6% to $4.8 million for the 28 weeks. Excluding the accounting changes, first-half income was down 9%. Sales increased 5.8% to $396.9 million for the quarter and 6% to $699.4 million for the half. Same-store sales were even for the quarter and ahead approximately 0.2% for the hal