ISSAQUAH, Wash. -- Costco Wholesale Corp. here said fresh foods continue to be a strong contributor to overall results. ichard Galanti, executive vice president and chief financial officer, told analysts during a conference call last week following release of the company's results for the second quarter and first half ended Feb. 17. According to Galanti, fresh food sales rose 9% for the 12-week quarter, up slightly from the 8% increase in the first quarter; during the month of February, he ...

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