QUARTER VOLUME, EARNINGS INCREASE FOR HARRIS TEETER

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Harris Teeter here reported a 3% rise in total sales, but same-store results were flat for its fiscal first quarter ended Jan. 2, parent company Ruddick Corp. said last week.n nine stores during the fiscal year.Thomas W. Dickson, Ruddick president, said that "aggressive feature pricing" by competitors in key markets helped keep same-store sales flat. Total sales for Harris Teeter

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Harris Teeter here reported a 3% rise in total sales, but same-store results were flat for its fiscal first quarter ended Jan. 2, parent company Ruddick Corp. said last week.

n nine stores during the fiscal year.

Thomas W. Dickson, Ruddick president, said that "aggressive feature pricing" by competitors in key markets helped keep same-store sales flat. Total sales for Harris Teeter rose 3% to $583.3 million from $566.0 million. A better mix of higher-margi

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