MINNEAPOLIS — Nash Finch Co. here said Friday net income for the 12-week first-quarter that ended March 27 fell 44.9% to $7.9 million, while overall sales rose 3.5% to $1.2 billion. Speaking with investors at a New York-based conference, Robert B. Dimond, chief financial officer, said the earnings decline was driven primarily by a non-cash gain in the year-ago quarter from the acquisition of three military distribution centers. Volume from those facilities in fiscal 2009 results included an ...

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