SOBEYS SEES RECORD QUARTERLY EARNINGS

STELLARTON, Nova Scotia -- Sobeys here said it achieved record quarterly net earnings for the first quarter ended Aug. 4.6.3% to $1.9 billion.The company said all regions of the country contributed to its growth in sales, with both food distribution and food-service sales increasing 6.3% for the quarter, while same-store sales rose 4.6%.Investment in property and equipment totaled $30.6 million in

STELLARTON, Nova Scotia -- Sobeys here said it achieved record quarterly net earnings for the first quarter ended Aug. 4.

6.3% to $1.9 billion.

The company said all regions of the country contributed to its growth in sales, with both food distribution and food-service sales increasing 6.3% for the quarter, while same-store sales rose 4.6%.

Investment in property and equipment totaled $30.6 million in the quarter, compared with $17.3 million in last year's first quart

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