ANCHORAGE, Alaska -- Carr Gottstein Foods here said sales were up slightly but earnings dropped dramatically in the third quarter and 39 weeks ended Oct. 1.
harge of $2.2 million related to an aborted sale-leaseback transaction.
Sales for the 39 weeks were up 4.1% to $449.4 million. Net income dropped 19.4% to $5.4 million, including the charge.
Same-store sales for the Carrs Quality Centers super combination stores were up 0.1%. Same-store sales for the smaller Eagle Quality Centers increased 5.5%.