LOS ANGELES -- Smart & Final here said the acquisition of a Miami-based foodservice distributor helped it increase sales and earnings for the first quarter ended March 26. sales were impacted by heavy rainfall during the quarter, "and they have strengthened in the second quarter as the weather improved," a spokesperson said. Sales at Smart & Final's 148 stores rose 4.5% during the quarter to $190.2 million, while foodservice distribution sales rose 268.4% to $61.9 million following ...

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