Nash Finch Posts Loss for Q4, Year

MINNEAPOLIS Nash Finch here posted a loss for its fourth quarter and fiscal 2006 after several one-time charges. The company experienced fourth-quarter sales declines in both its distribution and retail divisions, while its military distribution operations continued to grow both the top and bottom lines. Fourth-quarter profit in the wholesale segment slid 14.1%, to $17.7 million, on a 2.7% decline

MINNEAPOLIS — Nash Finch here posted a loss for its fourth quarter and fiscal 2006 after several one-time charges.

The company experienced fourth-quarter sales declines in both its distribution and retail divisions, while its military distribution operations continued to grow both the top and bottom lines.

Fourth-quarter profit in the wholesale segment slid 14.1%, to $17.7 million, on a 2.7% decline in sales, to $666.5 million, vs. year-ago results. For the year, wholesale pro

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