Interstate Bakeries Corporation, the largest wholesale baker in the US, has reported earnings per diluted share of US$0.32 for its 16-week Q3 ended 9 March 2002, more than double the prior year's US$0.15. Highlights of the 16 weeks ended 9 March 2002, include: *Net sales of US$1.053bn, an increase of 1.6% year on year