GREENSBORO, N.C. — The Fresh Market here last week said profits and sales were both up in double digits in the fiscal third quarter, although profit margins took a hit from inflation and costs for unopened locations. The fast-growing chain, operating a far-flung network of small, upscale stores focused on perishables and specialty product, posted a 5.5% increase in comparable-store sales for the quarter, including a 2% increase in transactions and a 3.5% increase in transaction ...
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