J & J Snack Foods Corp. (NASDAQ-JJSF) today announced increased sales and a net loss for the first quarter ended December 30, 2000. Sales increased 7% to $70,654,000 from $65,950,000 in last year's first quarter. The Company had a net loss of $693,000 in the current quarter compared to net earnings of $666,000 last year. Net loss per diluted share was $.08 based on 8,578,000 shares for the first quarter compared to net earnings of $.07 based on 9,381,000 shares last year. An operating loss of $438,000 in the current quarter compared to operating income of $1,534,000 in the year ago quarter.