NUMBERS UP, EQUITY DOWN

SN's half-year survey of the nation's 10 largest food retailers with publically traded equity or debt shows that the financial news is generally good for those food retailers. As a group, sales increased 7%, operating income increased 10.6% and comparable-store sales increased by a median of 1.4%.But, of course, many individual companies in the group exceeded those performance benchmarks by a wide

SN's half-year survey of the nation's 10 largest food retailers with publically traded equity or debt shows that the financial news is generally good for those food retailers. As a group, sales increased 7%, operating income increased 10.6% and comparable-store sales increased by a median of 1.4%.

But, of course, many individual companies in the group exceeded those performance benchmarks by a wide margin, and some fell below them. Let's take a closer look.

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