STRONG HALF LEADS NASH FINCH TO LIFT ESTIMATES

MINNEAPOLIS -- Nash Finch Co. here said last week results for the second quarter and first half ended June 16 prompted the company to revise its earnings estimates upward for the year.Ron Marshall, president and chief executive officer, said the company expects earnings per share to rise 26% to 30% for the year to $1.70 to $1.75; earlier, it had forecast a 15% to 16% increase per share.Net income

MINNEAPOLIS -- Nash Finch Co. here said last week results for the second quarter and first half ended June 16 prompted the company to revise its earnings estimates upward for the year.

Ron Marshall, president and chief executive officer, said the company expects earnings per share to rise 26% to 30% for the year to $1.70 to $1.75; earlier, it had forecast a 15% to 16% increase per share.

Net income rose 21.2% to $5.3 million, or 44 cents per share, for the 12-week quarter and

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