SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. — Stater Bros. Holdings here recorded its second consecutive quarter of increasing comparable-store sales after five negative quarters — a result of a conscious decision, the company said, to sacrifice margins to keep sales up and offer values to customers. Comps rose 4.3% for the fiscal third quarter and 1.7% for the 39-week period. Margins for the quarter were 26.76%, compared with 27.29% in the prior year's third quarter. For the 39 weeks, margins were up ...
REGISTER TO VIEW THIS ARTICLE - Register for a Free Account
Why Register for FREE?
Registering for content on Supermarket News will give you INSTANT access to invaluable articles and media content that industry professionals rely on. You will have access to our special reports, feature articles, and industry analysis. It’s FREE, easy and quick. What are you waiting for! In addition you will also receive complimentary access to the SN salary survey data tables.
Attention Paid Print Subscribers: While you have already been granted free access to SN we ask that you register now. We promise it will only take a few minutes! Or visit your profile and add your print magazine account number and zip code.