LOS ANGELES — Unifed Grocers here said yesterday it had lower earnings and sales for the first quarter, which ended Dec. 27, down from record levels in both a year ago following its September 2007 acquisition of Associated Grocers, Seattle. Net income fell 37% to $3.9 million, which the company said was because earnings attributable to former AG customers are now reflected in Unified's income; it also blamed investment declines tied to the equity markets that were larger than those recorded ...

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