PUEBLO REPORTS PROFIT FOR YEAR AS SALES SLIDE

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico -- Pueblo Xtra International here said sales declined and earnings turned positive for the year ended Jan. 30 as Hurricane Georges continued to affect the company's results.uco, P.R. -- remain closed because of damage from the hurricane, which struck Sept. 20 and 21.Fiscal 1998 was a 52-week year, with a 12-week fourth quarter, while fiscal 1997 had an extra week in the year

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico -- Pueblo Xtra International here said sales declined and earnings turned positive for the year ended Jan. 30 as Hurricane Georges continued to affect the company's results.

uco, P.R. -- remain closed because of damage from the hurricane, which struck Sept. 20 and 21.

Fiscal 1998 was a 52-week year, with a 12-week fourth quarter, while fiscal 1997 had an extra week in the year and quarter.

The company said sales for the year fell 16.4% to $784.7

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