RALPHS THIRD-QUARTER SALES CLIMB 37.5%

COMPTON, Calif. -- Ralphs Grocery Co. here reported total and same-store sales gains for the 36 weeks ended Oct. 6.$103.3 million in the 36 weeks, compared with a $50.2 million loss a year ago.The company previously had reported results for the 12-week third quarter, which saw sales rise 1.2% to $1.2 billion and operating income rise 634% to $44.8 million. Same-store sales rose 1.5% for the quarter

COMPTON, Calif. -- Ralphs Grocery Co. here reported total and same-store sales gains for the 36 weeks ended Oct. 6.

$103.3 million in the 36 weeks, compared with a $50.2 million loss a year ago.

The company previously had reported results for the 12-week third quarter, which saw sales rise 1.2% to $1.2 billion and operating income rise 634% to $44.8 million. Same-store sales rose 1.5% for the quarter -- not 1.4% as previously reported, the company noted. Ralphs had a net los

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