FOOD-SERVICE SALES FALL FOR SMART & FINAL

LOS ANGELES -- Smart & Final here said last week sales in its food-service segment fell in the weeks following Sept. 11.ed Oct. 7 the company experienced its 10th consecutive quarter of increased earnings since it launched a restructuring program in early 1999.The company attributed its increased earnings from store operations to strong sales growth and improved gross margins, the result of its marketing

LOS ANGELES -- Smart & Final here said last week sales in its food-service segment fell in the weeks following Sept. 11.

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