MILAN, Ill. -- Eagle Food Centers here said last week a voluntary severance program at some Chicago-area stores contributed to a $6.3 million loss in the second quarter ended July 30. ales fell 3.8% for the quarter and half. Six fewer stores were operating. The loss in the recent second quarter included a $4.3 million after-tax charge, or about 39 cents per share, to cover the costs associated with the severance program for 600 retail clerks at the company's stores in the Chicago area. ...
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