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• Ruddick Corp. reported that that first quarter sales at its Harris Teeter supermarket subsidiary were up 9.3 percent to $716.1 million compared to sales of $655.2 million in the first quarter a year ago, with same-store sales up 4.25 percent. Q1 operating profit at Harris Teeter increased by 14.4 percent to $33.3 million, from $29.1 million in the prior year period.

• Rite Aid Corp. said that its January sales reached $1.26 billion, down 0.5 percent from the year-ago period, even as same-store sales were up 0.9 percent. Fiscal year-to-date sales are up 2.6 percent to $15.5 billion, with same-store sales up one percent.

• Family Dollar Stores reported that its January net sales increased to $423.4 million, up 9.7 percent from $385.8 million during the same period a year ago. Same-store sales were up 3.4 percent.
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