SUNBURY, Pa. — Tighter expense controls overcame a modest rise in sales and drove net income up by 82.4% to $16.6 million during the fiscal first quarter for Weis Markets here. The 13-week period which ended March 29, lapped a difficult comparable quarter a year ago, when Weis battled fast-rising price inflation and saw earnings drop by 32.1%. Sales in the quarter increased 1.8% to $606.2 million, and comparable-store sales increased by 1.6%. Sales were adversely impacted by the Easter ...

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