PORTLAND, Ore. -- Sales and net income figures at Fred Meyer Inc. here rose sharply in the third quarter and 40 weeks ended Nov. 9. ales rose 11% to $2.73 billion from $2.46 billion a year ago. Overall comparable-store sales were up 4.1% in the quarter and 40 weeks. Comparable sales rose 3.5% for food and 4.6% for nonfood in the quarter and were up 5.1% for food and 3.4% for nonfood in the year to date. Fred Meyer Inc. reported $6.3 million in net earnings for the quarter vs. a $2.3 ...
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