STATER BROS. ATTRIBUTES DIP IN RESULTS TO EARLY EASTER

COLTON, Calif. -- Stater Bros. Holdings here, which operates 110 Stater Bros. Markets, said last week the timing of Easter resulted in a drop in sales and same-store sales for the third quarter ended June 29, while comparable figures for the 39 weeks were up.ose 2.4% for the 39 weeks to $12.6 million.Net income in the 39 weeks of 1996 was increased by $2.3 million (after taxes) from a one-time nonrecurring

COLTON, Calif. -- Stater Bros. Holdings here, which operates 110 Stater Bros. Markets, said last week the timing of Easter resulted in a drop in sales and same-store sales for the third quarter ended June 29, while comparable figures for the 39 weeks were up.

ose 2.4% for the 39 weeks to $12.6 million.

Net income in the 39 weeks of 1996 was increased by $2.3 million (after taxes) from a one-time nonrecurring reduction in operating expenses, the company said.

The comp

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