WEIS SALES, PROFITS ADVANCE IN QUARTER

SUNBURY, Pa. -- Weis Markets here experienced gains in sales and profits for the fourth quarter ended Dec. 27, but operational problems at the company's SuperPetz subsidiary reduced 1997 profits. ith $1.75 billion in 1996. Same-store sales were not immediately available.Net earnings in the quarter were $21.6 million, an increase of 7.39% compared with $20.1 million in the year-ago quarter. For the

SUNBURY, Pa. -- Weis Markets here experienced gains in sales and profits for the fourth quarter ended Dec. 27, but operational problems at the company's SuperPetz subsidiary reduced 1997 profits.

ith $1.75 billion in 1996. Same-store sales were not immediately available.

Net earnings in the quarter were $21.6 million, an increase of 7.39% compared with $20.1 million in the year-ago quarter. For the year, earnings were down 0.84% to $78.2 million, compared with $78.9 million

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