MINNEAPOLIS — Slowing inflation and higher investments in marketing programs led to quarterly declines in sales and profits for Nash Finch Co., the distributor here said Friday. Sales for the 12-week period that ended March 24 were $1.06 billion, down 3.7% from the same period a year ago. Excluding the effect of closed stores, sales fell by 3.1%. Related story: Nash Finch Sees Inflation Abating Adjusted net earnings of $6.2 million declined 33.3% as the company experienced ...

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