Fairway loss mounts in Q2 as summer sales slow

Fairway Market said Thursday that sales improved by 5.9% to $194 million in the second quarter, but lower margins, declining comparable store sales and a slow summer sales season led to a $17.2 million loss. Fairway lost $12.2 million in the same period last year.

"We had a challenging July and August but improved our performance in September,” Fairway co-president Ed Arditte said in a statement.

Same store sales declined 3.9% in the quarter compared to the second quarter

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