WEIS MARKETS SALES CLIMB; SUPERPETZ PROBLEMS CUT NET

SUNBURY, Pa. -- Weis Markets here said sales increased in the first quarter -- but ongoing problems with its SuperPetz subsidiary had a negative effect on net profit. ely to SuperPetz's continuing operational problems," net profit for the quarter declined 7.4% to $18.2 million, compared with $19.7 million in the same period in 1996, the company said.Earnings per share for the quarter were 43 cents,

SUNBURY, Pa. -- Weis Markets here said sales increased in the first quarter -- but ongoing problems with its SuperPetz subsidiary had a negative effect on net profit.

ely to SuperPetz's continuing operational problems," net profit for the quarter declined 7.4% to $18.2 million, compared with $19.7 million in the same period in 1996, the company said.

Earnings per share for the quarter were 43 cents, compared with 46 cents for the year-ago quarter. Excluding SuperPetz's figures

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