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  • Loblaw Cos. reported that its second quarter profit rose 8.2 percent to the equivalent of $149 million (US), from $138 million (US) during the same period a year ago. Sales for the period were the equivalent of $4.6 billion (US), up 4.7 percent from $4.4 billion (US) a year ago. Same store sales were up 1.2 percent.

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