ECONOMY, COMPETITION CRIMP MARSH'S EARNINGS

INDIANAPOLIS -- Marsh Supermarkets here said Tuesday that "the weak economy and the competitive environment" were responsible for its comparable-store and earnings declines for the second quarter ended Oct. 16.s from last year produced a very unfavorable comparison."Sales for the quarter rose 1.2% to $512.7 million, but comparable-store sales declined 3.1%.Income from continuing operations for the

INDIANAPOLIS -- Marsh Supermarkets here said Tuesday that "the weak economy and the competitive environment" were responsible for its comparable-store and earnings declines for the second quarter ended Oct. 16.

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