RICHFOOD VOLUME, EARNINGS CLIMB AT DOUBLE-DIGIT RATE

MECHANICSVILLE, Va. -- Richfood Holdings here reported double-digit gains in sales and net earnings for the second quarter and half-year ended Oct. 14.For the 12-week quarter, net earnings reached a record $6.5 million, a 21% increase. For 24 weeks, net earnings were up 25.6% to $12.9 million.Sales for the second quarter were $387.2 million, a 12.3% increase. First-half sales were $782.9 million,

MECHANICSVILLE, Va. -- Richfood Holdings here reported double-digit gains in sales and net earnings for the second quarter and half-year ended Oct. 14.

For the 12-week quarter, net earnings reached a record $6.5 million, a 21% increase. For 24 weeks, net earnings were up 25.6% to $12.9 million.

Sales for the second quarter were $387.2 million, a 12.3% increase. First-half sales were $782.9 million, a 22.1% rise.

The company attributed the sales increase to new customer

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