USA: Fresh Brands says Q2 sales up on acquisition of Dick's Supermarkets
Supermarket retailer and grocery wholesaler Fresh Brands has posted record sales of US$146.9m for its Q2 ended 13 July 2002, a 12.4% increase on the Q2 2001, due primarily to the acquisition of Dick's Supermarkets in June 2001. Net earnings for the Q2 2002 were a record US$1.88m, an increase of 6.1% over US$1.78m for the same period in 2001. Diluted earnings per share (EPS) for the Q2 2002 were US$0.36, a 5.9% increase over diluted EPS of US$0.34 for the same period in 2001. Both sales and earnings were in line with the company's expectations to report 2002 EPS between US$1.53 and US$1.58.
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