OAKLAND, Calif. -- Safeway here reported increased sales and earnings in the second quarter and first half ended June 17 -- despite a nine-day strike in April that affected 208 of its northern California stores. For the quarter, the 1,057-store company reported net income of $68.7 million, compared with income (before an extraordinary charge of $7.4 million for early debt retirement) of $58.9 million for the second quarter of 1994. As reported, the company was involved in a labor dispute ...

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