Unified Posts Q2 Profit Gains on Weak Sales Growth

Unified Grocers said second-quarter net income rose about 25%, to $3.1 million, compared with year-ago results, on a 0.8% gain in sales, to $959.7 million.

LOS ANGELES — Unified Grocers here on Wednesday said second-quarter net income rose about 25%, to $3.1 million, compared with year-ago results, on a 0.8% gain in sales, to $959.7 million.

The cooperative wholesaler attributed the sales gain primarily to the favorable timing of Easter in the most recent quarter. If not for the Easter shift — the holdiay occurred in the third quarte

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