MATTHEWS, N.C. — Harris Teeter Supermarkets here last week reported sales growth that continued to outpace much of the industry, although profitability came in below some analysts’ expectations. The company posted comparable-store sales gains of 3.01% for the fourth quarter and 3.97% for the full fiscal year. “Traffic and unit volume trends remain positive, indicating the company continues to gain share while the food retail industry as a whole loses share,” ...

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