Minneapolis-based Nash Finch, a national food retailer and distributor, has reported a 27% increase in comparable earnings of US$8.1m (66 cents per diluted share) in the Q2 ended 15 June 2002, compared to US$6.4m (53 cents per diluted share) excluding goodwill amortization, year on year. Earnings for the Q2 2001 were US$5.3m (44 cents per diluted share) including goodwill amortisation.