SHAW'S OPERATING NET UP 44% IN HALF

EAST BRIDGEWATER, Mass. (FNS) -- Operating income at Shaw's Supermarkets here rose 44% to $36.3 million in the first half ended Sept. 24. Sales rose 7.6% to $1.11 billion for the 28-week period. In the year-ago half, Shaw's posted an operating profit of $25.2 million on sales of $1.04 billion, according to J. Sainsbury, the United Kingdom-based parent company of Shaw's. Rosemary Thorne, Sainsbury's

EAST BRIDGEWATER, Mass. (FNS) -- Operating income at Shaw's Supermarkets here rose 44% to $36.3 million in the first half ended Sept. 24. Sales rose 7.6% to $1.11 billion for the 28-week period. In the year-ago half, Shaw's posted an operating profit of $25.2 million on sales of $1.04 billion, according to J. Sainsbury, the United Kingdom-based parent company of Shaw's. Rosemary Thorne, Sainsbury's finance director, said Shaw's performance was "outstanding," with a 0.8% increase in like-for-l

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