Harris Teeter Comps Up 3.7%

“Real ID sales at Harris Teeter are similar to those at Kroger, the only other conventional chain in our coverage that is running positive." — Andrew Wolf, analyst, BB&T Capital Markets

MATTHEWS, N.C. — Harris Teeter Supermarkets here said third-quarter comparable-store sales were up 3.7% — reflecting volume gains that were among the best in the industry, analysts said — although profits slid in the wake of the company’s asset swap with Lowes Food.

Andrew Wolf, a Richmond, Va.-based analyst with BB&T Capital Markets, said he believes “real” same-store sales growth

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