LOS ANGELES -- Unified Western Grocers here said last week improved wholesale performance and ongoing expense reductions contributed to stronger financial results for the first quarter ended Dec. 28. ore patronage dividends and income taxes rose 39.3% to $6.1 million, and patronage dividends rose 38.1% to $4 million. The company said it attributed the improved performance to increases in productivity and throughput at each of its five major distribution centers; a companywide reduction in ...

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