Shareholders OK Ruddick Name Change

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Ruddick Corp. here, parent of the Harris Teeter supermarket chain, said its shareholders have approved changing the name of the company to Harris Teeter Supermarkets Inc., now that it has sold off its industrial-thread subsidiary.

In a statement following the company’s annual meeting, Ruddick said the vote gives the board the authority to change the name at any time, or to

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