PROFIT FALLS 34% AT OSHAWA; DISTRIBUTION PROBLEMS CITED

ETOBICOKE, Ontario -- Oshawa Group reported prolonged operational difficulties at its distribution facilities here, but said earnings from the Western region continued on a solid growth trend, and higher sales in drug store operations significantly improved results.ian), or 21 cents (29 cents Canadian), from the same period a year ago.The company said the earnings decline was attributable to Ontario

ETOBICOKE, Ontario -- Oshawa Group reported prolonged operational difficulties at its distribution facilities here, but said earnings from the Western region continued on a solid growth trend, and higher sales in drug store operations significantly improved results.

ian), or 21 cents (29 cents Canadian), from the same period a year ago.

The company said the earnings decline was attributable to Ontario and occurred in both retail/wholesale and food-service operations. Operati

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