Nash Finch Sees Gains In Retail, Distribution

Nash Finch said last week that the performance of its retail division has been improving, but the stores will face some new competition from Wal-Mart Supercenters in the coming months that could sour those results. The company also posted strong profit gains on its distribution side, although the recent loss of a large customer will hurt that division in the near term. In the company's

MINNEAPOLIS — Nash Finch here said last week that the performance of its retail division has been improving, but the stores will face some new competition from Wal-Mart Supercenters in the coming months that could sour those results.

The company also posted strong profit gains on its distribution side, although the recent loss of a large customer will hurt that division in the near term.

In the company's 12-week fiscal second quarter that ended June 16, Nash Finch poste

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