PUEBLO CITES COMPETITION, REPAIR WORK AS SALES SLIP

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico -- Pueblo Xtra International here said the company's decline in sales for the first quarter is a result of increased competition, disruption caused by ongoing work for the past 20 months to repair damage caused by Hurricane Georges and disruption resulting from remodeling stores.he quarter was $800,000, compared with a profit last year of $1.6 million. Operating cash flow declined

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico -- Pueblo Xtra International here said the company's decline in sales for the first quarter is a result of increased competition, disruption caused by ongoing work for the past 20 months to repair damage caused by Hurricane Georges and disruption resulting from remodeling stores.

he quarter was $800,000, compared with a profit last year of $1.6 million. Operating cash flow declined to $17.3 million from $21.8 million.

The company said the effect on earnin

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