RICHFOOD'S PROFIT RISES, SALES DIP IN THIRD QUARTER

RICHMOND, Va. -- Richfood Holdings here reported net earnings of $17.6 million for the 12-week third quarter ended Jan. 10, an increase of 17.3% over the year-ago period. n in the quarter. The decrease was attributed to the previously announced expiration of a frozen-food supply agreement with about 190 Acme Markets in June 1997.Wholesale sales were also affected by competitive store openings, which

RICHMOND, Va. -- Richfood Holdings here reported net earnings of $17.6 million for the 12-week third quarter ended Jan. 10, an increase of 17.3% over the year-ago period.

n in the quarter. The decrease was attributed to the previously announced expiration of a frozen-food supply agreement with about 190 Acme Markets in June 1997.

Wholesale sales were also affected by competitive store openings, which affected some Richfood retailer customers, the company said.

Year-to-

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