LOS ANGELES — Unified Grocers here said continued uncertainty among consumers resulted in modest drops in sales and earnings for the first quarter, which ended Jan. 2. Net income fell 1.1% to $3.7 million and sales declined 2% to $980.3 million, compared with year-ago results. The company said the sales decrease was the result of overall weak economic conditions, including a shift in customer demand toward lower-cost items, which was partially offset by additional sales generated from new ...

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