Sanford, North Carolina-based convenience store chain The Pantry has posted net income up 12.4% to US$4.1m in its Q3 ended 27 June, and earnings per share (EPS) up 10% to US$0.22, year on year. Adjusted earnings were US$4.8m compared to US$5.9m in the Q3 2001, excluding changes in the fair market value of interest rate derivatives reported in FY 2002 and FY 2001, FY 2001 restructuring charges and goodwill amortisation.