SUPERPETZ PROBLEMS AFFECT NET RESULTS AT WEIS MARKETS

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

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

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