NASH FINCH PROFIT DOWN, SALES UP IN QUARTER, YEAR

MINNEAPOLIS - Nash Finch Co. here reported decreased earnings on record sales for the year and fourth quarter ended Jan. 1.0.5% for the quarter to $634.7 million.Harold Finch, chairman, attributed the record sales for the year and quarter primarily to contributions from the Baltimore-based military wholesale division it acquired at the end of 1992 and the 16-store Easter stores acquired at mid-year."We

MINNEAPOLIS - Nash Finch Co. here reported decreased earnings on record sales for the year and fourth quarter ended Jan. 1.

0.5% for the quarter to $634.7 million.

Harold Finch, chairman, attributed the record sales for the year and quarter primarily to contributions from the Baltimore-based military wholesale division it acquired at the end of 1992 and the 16-store Easter stores acquired at mid-year.

"We are not, however, pleased with the quarter's lower earnings, w

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