MINNEAPOLIS — Although sales trends remained negative, Nash Finch here last week posted gains in margins and net earnings for its fiscal second quarter, and said the slow economy could spark an aggressive hunt for opportunities this quarter. Consolidated sales at the distributor declined 5.1% to $1.15 billion for the quarter, which ended June 19. Net earnings improved 12.3% to $10.7 million as a result of debt reduction and expense control, officials said. In a conference call discussing ...

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