SUNBURY, Pa. -- Weis Markets here said continuing operational problems at its SuperPetz subsidiary had a negative effect on earnings for the first 39 weeks of 1997, despite healthier supermarket sales.
id total sales for the 13-week third quarter ended Sept. 27 increased 4.7% to $444.7 million. But net earnings declined 2.4% to $19.1 million, compared with $19.6 million for the year-ago quarter. Earnings per share for the quarter declined 1 cent to 46 cents. Year-to-date, Weis Markets