PUEBLO: WEAK ECONOMY, COMPETITION HURT COMPS

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico -- Pueblo Xtra International here said increased competition and weakness in the economy in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands resulted in declines in same-store sales in its retail food division of 9.9% and 9.5%, respectively, for the second quarter and first half ended Aug. 11.e quarter and $5.5 million for the half -- an improvement over the $8.2 million and $9 million,

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico -- Pueblo Xtra International here said increased competition and weakness in the economy in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands resulted in declines in same-store sales in its retail food division of 9.9% and 9.5%, respectively, for the second quarter and first half ended Aug. 11.

e quarter and $5.5 million for the half -- an improvement over the $8.2 million and $9 million, respectively, in the comparable periods a year ago, the company noted, due to an afte

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