SALES, PROFITS INCREASE AT SHAW'S

WEST BRIDGEWATER, Mass. -- Sales at Shaw's Supermarkets here rose 1.2% to $4.4 billion and same-store sales jumped 0.9% for the fiscal year ended March 29, the chain's London-based parent company, J Sainsbury, said.Sainsbury also said Shaw's operating profits for the year rose 9.7% to $215 million.Sir George Bull, chairman, said Shaw's expects to increase selling space this year by 15%, with capital

WEST BRIDGEWATER, Mass. -- Sales at Shaw's Supermarkets here rose 1.2% to $4.4 billion and same-store sales jumped 0.9% for the fiscal year ended March 29, the chain's London-based parent company, J Sainsbury, said.

Sainsbury also said Shaw's operating profits for the year rose 9.7% to $215 million.

Sir George Bull, chairman, said Shaw's expects to increase selling space this year by 15%, with capital expenditures scheduled to increase, although he did not give a specific do

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