CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Ruddick Corp. here, parent of the Harris Teeter supermarket chain, said second-quarter sales increased 11.5% to $465.9 million.
.7 million and net income of $8 million in last year's second quarter.
Harris Teeter, the largest of Ruddick's four divisions, reported operating income of $9.3 million in the quarter, an increase of 12.6% compared with $8.2 million last year. The parent company's lower net income during the quarter was due to an operating loss of $91,000 at its Jordan Graphics division and lower operating income in a manufacturing division.
Sales at Harris Teeter rose about 14% to $385.9 million in the quarter from $338.6 million in the year-ago period. Same-store sales increased 6.2%. Results from supermarket operations "were well ahead of last year" in all markets except Columbia, S.C., and Atlanta, the company said.