SMART & FINAL VOLUME UP, PROFIT DOWN DURING QUARTER

VERNON, Calif. -- Smart & Final here said the addition of acquired stores in the Pacific Northwest helped boost sales while poor results in its retail and food-service divisions in Florida kept earnings down for the third quarter and 40 weeks ended Oct. 11.23.5% to $546.4 million for the 16-week quarter and 16.3% to $1.3 billion for the year to date -- boosted by volume from 39 Cash & Carry stores

VERNON, Calif. -- Smart & Final here said the addition of acquired stores in the Pacific Northwest helped boost sales while poor results in its retail and food-service divisions in Florida kept earnings down for the third quarter and 40 weeks ended Oct. 11.

23.5% to $546.4 million for the 16-week quarter and 16.3% to $1.3 billion for the year to date -- boosted by volume from 39 Cash & Carry stores in the Pacific Northwest that were acquired in May from United Grocers, Portlan

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