GREENSBORO, N.C. — The ability to pass along inflation and drive bigger baskets while controlling costs helped The Fresh Market here post its seventh consecutive quarter of 4%-plus comparable-store sales last week. The 107-store chain beat analysts' expectations for the second fiscal quarter with net income of $10.5 million, vs. pro forma profits of $6.9 million a year ago, and a 13.6% increase in sales, to $259.5 million. Comps rose 4.6% in the period, including a 1% increase in ...
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