SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. — Stater Bros. Holdings here said Tuesday it is continuing to sacrifice gross profit in the short term to retain customer loyalty in the long term. That strategy was reflected in financial results for the third quarter that ended June 28. For the 13-week quarter net income fell 60.3% to $6 million, while sales declined 3.1% to $900 million and same-store sales dropped 1.2%; for the 39-week year-to-date period net income was down 37.3% to $18.7 million, while sales ...
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