RETAIL, WHOLESALE CREDITED IN SUPER RITE INCOME GAIN

HARRISBURG, Pa. -- Super Rite Corp. here said sales and earnings increased in the second quarter and first half ended Sept. 2.9% to $374.5 million for the 13 weeks and 8.1% to $748 million for 26 weeks. Same-store sales were up 3% in both the quarter and the half.Super Rite attributed its strong earnings to an improved performance at both the retail and wholesale levels and a reduction in interest

HARRISBURG, Pa. -- Super Rite Corp. here said sales and earnings increased in the second quarter and first half ended Sept. 2.

9% to $374.5 million for the 13 weeks and 8.1% to $748 million for 26 weeks. Same-store sales were up 3% in both the quarter and the half.

Super Rite attributed its strong earnings to an improved performance at both the retail and wholesale levels and a reduction in interest expenses.

The company operates 15 stores in Maryland and Delaware -- 10 Metro superstore units and five Basics conventional units. It also services 238 supermar-

kets in states along the Eastern seaboard. Super Rite recently completed the remodeling and conversion of a Basics store in Towson, Md., to the Metro format.

Shareholders will vote Oct. 12 on Super Rite's previously disclosed merger with Richfood Holdings, Mechanicsville, Va.

2ND-QUARTER RESULTS

Qtr Ended 9/2/95 8/27/94

Sales $374.5 million $340.7 million

Change + 9.9%

Same-store + 3%

Net Income $3.6 million $2.9 million

Change + 24.1%

Inc/Share 37 cents 30 cents

26 Weeks 1995 1994

Sales $748 million $691.8 million

Change + 8.1%

Same-store + 3%

Net Income $7.2 million $5.9 million

Change + 22%

Inc/Share 74 cents 62 cents