SALISBURY, N.C. -- Food Lion here reported a same-store sales increase of 4.2% for the fourth quarter ended Dec. 31 -- its strongest performance in the two years since a negative report on the chain's food handling practices aired on ABC-TV's "PrimeTime Live." "Some people thought the company had plateaued at the 3% level of same-store sales, but the jump to 4.2% for the fourth quarter is a very impressive number and a good sign of the company's progress since the TV report," Gary Giblen, ...

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