Weis 2Q sales up but profits dip on wage hikes

Weis Markets said sales in its fiscal second quarter improved by 1.7% on higher store traffic, but profits were down as a result of increasing employee wages and the shift of the Easter holiday, which also impacted sales.

For the period, which ended June 25, sales totaled $730.4 million, while comparable-store sales improved by 1.8%. Sales were dampened by about 1% as a result the Easter holiday falling in the first quar

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