COMPTON, Calif. -- Ralphs Grocery Co. here reported increased sales and decreased earnings for the third quarter ended Oct. 9 and decreased sales and earnings for the year to date. $1.86 billion for the year to date. Same-store sales fell 3.1% for the quarter and 3.8% for the 36 weeks. Cash flow rose to 8.5% of sales, or $52 million, or the quarter, compared with 8.1% and $49.6 million a year ago; for the 36 weeks, cash flow rose to 8.4% of sales, or $156.1 million, compared with 8.3%, or ...
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