SUPER RITE PROFIT RISES AS INTEREST OUTLAY FALLS

HARRISBURG, Pa. -- Super Rite here said a continued strong performance in its wholesale segment and a decrease in interest expense raised earnings for the first quarter ended June 3.For the quarter, the company -- which is merging with Richfood Holdings, Mechanicsville, Va., as reported -- had a 15.6% increase in net income to $3.6 million. Revenues for the 13-week period advanced 6.4% to $373.5 million.

HARRISBURG, Pa. -- Super Rite here said a continued strong performance in its wholesale segment and a decrease in interest expense raised earnings for the first quarter ended June 3.

For the quarter, the company -- which is merging with Richfood Holdings, Mechanicsville, Va., as reported -- had a 15.6% increase in net income to $3.6 million. Revenues for the 13-week period advanced 6.4% to $373.5 million. Same-store sales rose 4% in the period.

Super Rite said operating income

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