Shutdown Impacts Nash Sales in Q3

MINNEAPOLIS — Nash Finch Co. here said Tuesday that the partial government shutdown last month and the ongoing impact of budget cuts through sequestration trimmed sales by about $60.2 million in the third quarter.

The company reported net income of $6 million for the 16-week period, which ended Oct. 5, vs. $14.6 million in the year-ago quarter. Total sales were up 3.5% for the quarter, to $1.56 bill

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