CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Ruddick Corp. here said that operating profit at its Harris Teeter supermarket chain increased by 17.3% for the second quarter, to $22 million, vs. $18.7 million in the year-ago second quarter. ores last year. The loss in volume from those stores was partially mitigated by the opening of new stores and a 1.7% gain in same-store sales in the most recent period. In the first half of the year, operating profit at Harris Teeter was $42.6 million, a 21.1% increase over ...

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