MINNEAPOLIS — Nash Finch Co. here last week said sales were down for the first quarter after the loss of a wholesale customer and declines in comparable-store sales. The company said net income was down about 5.8%, to $7.48 million, for the 12-week quarter, which ended March 26. Sales were off 6.8%, to about $1.1 billion. Excluding the impact of the sales decrease of $34.5 million from the loss of a Piggly Wiggly buying group to another supplier last year, sales would have been down 4% vs. ...
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