MATTHEWS, N.C. — Harris Teeter Supermarkets here said third-quarter comparable-store sales were up 3.7% — reflecting volume gains that were among the best in the industry, analysts said — although profits slid in the wake of the company’s asset swap with Lowes Food. Andrew Wolf, a Richmond, Va.-based analyst with BB&T Capital Markets, said he believes “real” same-store sales growth in the third quarter — factoring out inflation — was up ...
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