SALISBURY, N.C. -- Food Lion here last week said income exclusive of a charge to cover store closings increased 12.1% to $30.6 million in the fourth quarter ended Jan. 1. the store-closing charge, Food Lion reported a loss of $73.4 million in the 16-week quarter. This compared with net earnings of $27.3 million in 1992's 17-week fourth quarter. In the year-ago fourth quarter, Food Lion's results were affected by a "PrimeTime Live" television news report critical of its meat and deli ...
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