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  • Smart & Final reported $6.6 million in first quarter earnings, up from $2.7 million during the same period a year ago – an increase that is at least partially due to the effects of the four-month supermarket strike. Overall sales for the first quarter were $423.5 million, up from $354.6 million in the year earlier period.

  • Kimberly-Clark reported that first quarter sales were up about 10 percent, to $3.8 billion.

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