WEIS POSTS 2Q GAINS

SUNBURY, Pa. - Weis Markets here said the later Easter holiday this year boosted the company's second-quarter sales relative to a year ago.Comparable-store sales at the company, which operates 158 supermarkets in five states and the 31-unit SuperPetz chain, rose 3.8% in the 13-week second quarter, which ended July 1. For the year to date, Weis posted comp-store gains of 1.4%.Weis said that while expenses

SUNBURY, Pa. - Weis Markets here said the later Easter holiday this year boosted the company's second-quarter sales relative to a year ago.

Comparable-store sales at the company, which operates 158 supermarkets in five states and the 31-unit SuperPetz chain, rose 3.8% in the 13-week second quarter, which ended July 1. For the year to date, Weis posted comp-store gains of 1.4%.

Weis said that while expenses in the first half rose in "direct correlation with the increased sales

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