BELLEVUE, Wash. -- Quality Food Centers here last week said it achieved record earnings of $6.1 million, or 31 cents per share, in the third quarter ended Sept. 3. end of the quarter, compared with 37 units last year. Same-store sales rose 1.7% in the quarter with food-price deflation of approximately 1%. Dan Kourkoumelis, president and chief operating officer, said a five-store acquisition, which was completed during the quarter, had a "significant positive effect" on sales in the ...

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