CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Harris Teeter here reported a 3% rise in total sales, but same-store results were flat for its fiscal first quarter ended Jan. 2, parent company Ruddick Corp. said last week. n nine stores during the fiscal year. Thomas W. Dickson, Ruddick president, said that "aggressive feature pricing" by competitors in key markets helped keep same-store sales flat. Total sales for Harris Teeter rose 3% to $583.3 million from $566.0 million. A better mix of higher-margin business, ...

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