MARSH SALES, NET CLIMB IN 2ND QUARTER

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.

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.

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