MATTHEWS, N.C. — Falling prices and value-conscious shoppers contributed to a 2.4% quarterly same-store sales decrease at Harris Teeter here, despite the chain drawing more shoppers and selling more items on a comparable basis. Financial results for the fiscal fourth quarter, which ended Sept. 27, showed supermarket sales of $984.5 million, an increase of 3.8% from the same period a year ago, while gross profits were flat at $293 million. Quarterly earnings, which include results from ...

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