Unified Posts Q2 Profit Gains

LOS ANGELES Unified Grocers here last week 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, which ended April 3. If not for the Easter shift the holiday occurred in the third quarter of

LOS ANGELES — Unified Grocers here last week 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, which ended April 3. If not for the Easter shift — the holiday occurred in the third quarter of last year — sales would have been down by about 1%, Unified said, citing the

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