LOS ANGELES — Unified Western Grocers here said new store openings and growth in specialty food categories boosted sales, while a non-recurring charge resulted in lower earnings during the second quarter and first half ended March 31. Unified announced earlier this month it has signed a letter of intent to purchase Associated Grocers, Seattle. Net income at Unified fell 10.5% to $3.6 million for the 13-week quarter and 28.3% to $7 million for the year to date, while patronage dividends ...

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