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• Safeway reports that its first quarter net income was up 22 percent, to $174.4 million, from $142.9 million during the same period a year ago. Sales rose 4.8 percent to $9.32 billion, with same-store sales up 4.8 percent.

• Nash Finch reported first quarter sales of $1.032 billion, down 0.2 percent vs. $1.035 billion in the first quarter 2006, with same store sales down 0.3 percent for the quarter. Net earnings for the first quarter were $5.3 million, up from $3.9 million in the prior year.
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