Unified Cites Specialty Foods in 2Q Sales Gains

Unified Western Grocers said new store openings and growth in specialty food categories boosted sales, while a non-recurring credit in the prior year resulted in lower earnings during the second quarter and first half that ended March 31. Unified said earlier this month it has signed a letter of intent to purchase Associated Grocers, Seattle. Both are member-owned cooperatives. Net

LOS ANGELES — Unified Western Grocers here said new store openings and growth in specialty food categories boosted sales, while a non-recurring credit in the prior year resulted in lower earnings during the second quarter and first half that ended March 31.

Unified said earlier this month it has signed a letter of intent to purchase Associated Grocers, Seattle. Both are member-owned cooperatives.

Net income at Unified fell 10.5% to $3.6 million for the 13-week quarter a

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