PURCHASE OF HINKY DINKY BOOSTS NASH FINCH PROFITS

MINNEAPOLIS -- Nash Finch Co. here said improved retail operations, including the addition of 12 Hinky Dinky stores, drove earnings up 92% in its 12-week fiscal third quarter ended March 25. argely due to the impact of closing five distribution centers during 1999 as part of a restructuring plan.Marshall said the first-quarter acquisition of Hinky Dinky Supermarkets, Omaha, Neb., was immediately accretive

MINNEAPOLIS -- Nash Finch Co. here said improved retail operations, including the addition of 12 Hinky Dinky stores, drove earnings up 92% in its 12-week fiscal third quarter ended March 25.

argely due to the impact of closing five distribution centers during 1999 as part of a restructuring plan.

Marshall said the first-quarter acquisition of Hinky Dinky Supermarkets, Omaha, Neb., was immediately accretive to earnings. Nash Finch purchased the 12 Nebraska stores in January for

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