PUEBLO CITES HURRICANE AS SALES SLIP, NET RISES

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico -- Pueblo Xtra International here said the aftermath of Hurricane Georges in September 1998 resulted in lower sales and higher earnings for the second quarter and 28 weeks ended Aug. 14.illion for the half, while sales in the retail food division dropped 16.8% for the quarter and 14.8% for the year to date.The company said food- store sales comparisons -- excluding results at

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico -- Pueblo Xtra International here said the aftermath of Hurricane Georges in September 1998 resulted in lower sales and higher earnings for the second quarter and 28 weeks ended Aug. 14.

illion for the half, while sales in the retail food division dropped 16.8% for the quarter and 14.8% for the year to date.

The company said food- store sales comparisons -- excluding results at four stores closed as a result of Hurricane Georges -- were affected by the af

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