WEIS PROMOTIONAL OUTLAYS CITED IN QUARTER PROFIT SLIP

SUNBURY, Pa. -- Weis Markets here said increased promotional spending in its core markets in Pennsylvania and Maryland was partly to blame for an earnings decline for the second quarter ended June 27. promotional spending, a deflationary price environment, an increase in competitive store openings and delays in new-store openings.Sales rose 2.4% to $457.6 million for the quarter and 0.9% to $912.3

SUNBURY, Pa. -- Weis Markets here said increased promotional spending in its core markets in Pennsylvania and Maryland was partly to blame for an earnings decline for the second quarter ended June 27.

promotional spending, a deflationary price environment, an increase in competitive store openings and delays in new-store openings.

Sales rose 2.4% to $457.6 million for the quarter and 0.9% to $912.3 million for the half, while same-store sales rose 1.6% for the quarter and 0.05

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