SUPERVALU PROFIT HITS QUARTER; YEAR HIGHS

MINNEAPOLIS -- Fueled by its 1992 acquisition of Wetterau, Supervalu reported record earnings for the fourth quarter and year ended Feb. 26.Sales fell 4.3% in the quarter and rose 26.8% for the year.In the fourth quarter, net earnings rose 5.3% to $52.6 million from $49.9 million in the prior year's period. Sales declined to $3.69 billion from $3.85 billion, partly reflecting a reduction in customers

MINNEAPOLIS -- Fueled by its 1992 acquisition of Wetterau, Supervalu reported record earnings for the fourth quarter and year ended Feb. 26.

Sales fell 4.3% in the quarter and rose 26.8% for the year.

In the fourth quarter, net earnings rose 5.3% to $52.6 million from $49.9 million in the prior year's period. Sales declined to $3.69 billion from $3.85 billion, partly reflecting a reduction in customers following consolidations, a spokeswoman said. Same-store sales in the ret

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