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Penn Traffic Co., Syracuse, N.Y., said last week that same-store sales for the 14-week fourth quarter ended Feb. 3 declined 0.9%. However, same-store sales for the five weeks ended Feb. 3 increased 0.5%, the company noted. Penn Traffic said it expects to report complete fourth-quarter financial results March 27. The company also said nine of its stores in Pennsylvania and stores operated by two of

Penn Traffic Co., Syracuse, N.Y., said last week that same-store sales for the 14-week fourth quarter ended Feb. 3 declined 0.9%. However, same-store sales for the five weeks ended Feb. 3 increased 0.5%, the company noted. Penn Traffic said it expects to report complete fourth-quarter financial results March 27. The company also said nine of its stores in Pennsylvania and stores operated by two of its wholesale customers were affected by flooding in the state in January -- a situation expected to result in losses approaching $1 million, net of insurance proceeds. It said seven stores that did not sustain any significant damage were closed for up to two days, while two other stores that experienced significant damage were closed for periods of up to three weeks.

s Julie Reynolds, who left Vons late last year. Hendrix was media affairs director with the Cooperative Medfly Project in Los Angeles, part of the U.S. Department of Agriculture. He reports to Mary McAboy, vice president of corporate communications.

Conrail said last week it will provide a $200 refund for every boxcar load of canned goods shipped to the Northeast, beginning Feb. 15, 1996. The program runs through May 15, 1996. The move is intended to show that Conrail is competitive on price and service for canned goods shippers, the company said.

Schultz Sav-O Stores, Sheboygan, Wisc., said it had record earnings and lower sales for the year ended Dec. 30. Net income rose 8.1% for the year to $5.8 million and 2.5% to $1.7 million for the fourth quarter. Sales fell 1.5% for the year to $439.6 million and rose 0.8% to $106 million for the quarter. The company said it does not disclose same-store sales numbers.